Healthcare: CCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma)
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Accurate as of 18 May 2022
What is it?

Overview of Programme

The Career Conversion Programme for Registered Nurses (Diploma) [CCP-RN (Diploma)] helps and supports mid-career individuals in acquiring relevant training to be Registered Nurses. 

The CCP-RN (Diploma) is one of the mid-career conversion programmes under the Healthcare CCP umbrella that is offered by WSG, in conjunction with Ministry of Health (MOH) and supported by MOH Holdings.

Funding will be provided by WSG, MOH and a co-sponsoring organisation for successful candidates to undergo the 2-year Diploma in Nursing (Accelerated) at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) for the April intake and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) for the October intake.

 

Job Description and Remuneration

The general roles of Nurses include assessing patients’ physical and mental health, performing clinical procedures, helping patients improve or maintain their health and educating patients and their families on health matters. They work alongside a team of professionals to provide safe and smooth delivery of patient care every day. Thus, teamwork, communication skills and attention to details are some of the key qualities that a nurse should possess.

In the healthcare sector, the monthly starting base salary for a Registered Nurse with diploma qualifications is around $2,500*. Upon completion, you will be eligible for registration with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and obtain the licence to practise as a professional nurse. You can also expect progression in your career through various structured career pathways (e.g. clinical, education, managerial tracks) as you gain experience and expertise.

 

*Excludes fixed allowances, overtime pay, bonuses and increments for Honours or National Service for eligible males. Please refer to Care to Go Beyond website at https://www.caretogobeyond.sg/nursing/about-nursing for more information.

 For more information, please download the FAQ and Infokit for reference. Please click here for the training curriculum of NYP and click here for the training curriculum of NP.

 

Virtual Course Preview

Come join WSG, Institute of Technical Education and Ngee Ann Polytechnic for a virtual course preview session on 19 May 2022, where we will answer your queries related to the programmes and course structures.

Details of the virtual course preview are as follows:

Date

19 May 2022, Thursday

Time

12.00pm to 1.50pm
(Login starts from 11.50am)

Register

https://go.gov.sg/ccpnurses-cpmay22

(Registration will close on 18 May 2022, 6pm)


Who can apply?

General CCP Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • Minimum age of 21 years;
  • Graduated from full-time studies or completed National Service for at least two years (whichever is most recent), prior to the course commencement date*;
  • Not a current nurse or nursing student;
  • Does not possess a valid Practising Certificate with Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and is not eligible for the Return to Nursing (RTN) programme (see Notes below)

*Click here to check if you meet this criteria

 

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree from a recognised university in a discipline other than nursing; or
  • Local polytechnic diploma in a discipline other than nursing; or
  • 3 GCE ‘A’ level credits (Grades A to E) with 2 GCE ‘O’ level credits (Grades A1 to C6) in a Science subject and Mathematics

 

Note:

Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee enrolment into the CCP. Admission is based on a holistic assessment of the candidate and subject to other requirements including clearing the medical test and securing sponsorship from a participating organisation. 

Individuals with nursing qualifications but are currently not practising may wish to check if you are eligible to join the Return to Nursing (RTN) programme at https://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/snb/registration-enrolment/return-to-nursing-course.

Individuals who have nursing qualifications from overseas training schools/colleges/universities should check directly with SNB on your eligibility to practise as a nurse in Singapore. More information can be found at https://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/snb/registration-enrolment/application-for-registration-enrolment/foreign-trained-nurses-midwives. Alternatively, you may contact SNB at SNB@spb.gov.sg.


How does it work?

Funding Support

Course fees will be fully sponsored. Trainees will receive training allowances ranging from $1,920 to $2,320 per month, pegged to their years of prior work experiences, throughout the training period.

 

Application and Selection Process

Table below details the timeline of the application, screening and enrolment process for the CCP-RN (Diploma) October 2022 intake. Dates provided are tentative and contingent on the ability of all parties involved to meet projected deadlines.

Details Time-frame

Application Period

The online application portal opens from 7 Apr 2022 and closes on 7 Jun 2022 (11.59pm).

Note: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early as we are unable to accommodate any late or incomplete submissions. Please attach all necessary documents (resume, transcripts and graduating certificates) for the respective parties to assess the application.

7 Apr 2022 – 7 Jun 2022 (11.59pm)

Short-listing Process by WSG and Partners

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified by MOH Holdings to attend the interviews. Applicants who are not shortlisted for the interview will receive email notifications by Jul 2022.

May 2022 – Aug 2022

[Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in phases]

 

 

 

Interview at MOH Holdings

Interviews will be coordinated by MOH Holdings and the interview panel will comprise sponsoring organisation representatives and senior nurses.

Note: Depending on the evolving Covid-19 situation and government advisories, MOH Holdings may conduct video interviews instead of physical interviews.

Clinical Observation with Sponsoring Organisation

Following the interview, shortlisted applicants will be notified by the potential sponsoring organisation to attend a compulsory 1-day clinical observation with the organisation.

Note: Depending on the evolving Covid-19 situation and government advisories, there might not be any clinical observation conducted for this intake.

Enrolment Procedures

Once in-principle approval is given by the training institution, sponsoring organisations will send shortlisted applicants for medical check-ups.

Actual enrolment and sponsorship offer will be subjected to the outcome of the medical report.

Signing of deeds with MOH Holdings will also be administered during this period.
Aug 2022 – Sep 2022

Class Commencement

Successful applicants will receive an orientation package from the training institution with instructions detailing key orientation and class commencement dates.

Class commences in Oct 2022

 

Funding Criteria

  • Meet general CCP eligibility criteria and academic entry requirements
  • Trainees must be selected by a sponsoring organisation through the selection process co-ordinated by MOH Holdings
  • All candidates have to pass a medical examination and be free from physical disability for them to be admitted into the programme
  • Trainees must be able to find two sureties
  • Trainees are required to meet training provider's attendance requirements
  • Trainees are required to be present for all examinations

 

Signing of deed

Upon acceptance into the Programme, trainees are required to sign a sponsorship deed with MOH Holdings. Trainees must complete the training satisfactorily and attain the designated qualification, and thereafter be converted to an actual employment with the sponsoring organisation.

 

Bond period

Trainees are required to fulfil a 3-year bond with their sponsoring organisation upon graduation. 

 

Participating Healthcare Organisations (for October 2022 intake)

Community Care

  • Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
  • Apex Harmony Lodge
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
  • Man Fut Tong Nursing Home
  • Methodist Welfare Services
  • Monfort Care
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • NTUC Health
  • Ren Ci Hospital
  • SingHealth Community Hospitals
  • St Andrew’s Nursing Home (Henderson & Queenstown)
  • St Joseph's Home (Catholic Welfare Services)
  • St Luke’s Hospital
  • Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
  • Yishun Community Hospital

Healthcare Clusters

  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Changi General Hospital
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • National Heart Centre Singapore
  • National University Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Sengkang General Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • SingHealth Polyclinics
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Contact Details

For information about the Diploma in Nursing at NYP, please visit- https://www.nyp.edu.sg/schools/shss/lifelong-learning/nursing-pcp-rn.html.

For information about the Diploma in Nursing at NP, please visit- https://www.cet.np.edu.sg/courses/professional-conversion-programme-for-registered-nurses-diploma/

 

WSG also offers the CCP for Registered Nurses (Degree) and CCP for Enrolled Nurses.

For more information on the CCP for Registered Nurses (Degree), please visit https://conversion.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000189.

For more information on the CCP for Enrolled Nurses, please visit https://conversion.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000178.

 

For any further enquiries regarding the CCP, please contact us at WSG_Healthcare@wsg.gov.sg or call 6883 5885. Join our Telegram channel here for updates on the CCP application periods and events!

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