Healthcare: PCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma)
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What is it?

Overview of Programme

The Professional Conversion Programme for Registered Nurses (Diploma) [PCP-RN (Diploma)] helps and supports mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) in acquiring relevant training to be Registered Nurses. 

The PCP-RN (Diploma) is one of the mid-career conversion programmes under the Healthcare PCP 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 aN nurse should possess.

In the healthcare sector, the monthly gross starting salary (median)* 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.

*Comprises basic salary, fixed allowances and overtime pay. Does not include bonuses and increments for Honours or National Service for eligible males.

 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, ITE College East and Ngee Ann Polytechnic for a virtual course preview on 11 May 2021, where we will answer your queries related to the programme and course structure.

Details of the virtual course preview are as follows:


11 May 2021, Tuesday


12.00pm to 1.40pm
(Login starts from 11.50am)



(Registration will close on 10 May 2021, 6pm)

Who can apply?

General PCP 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 student in Degree/Diploma/NITEC in Nursing programme

Other 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* with 2 GCE ‘O’ level credits^ in a Science subject and Mathematics

*GCE 'A' level credits refer to grades A to E
^GCE 'O' level credits refer to grades A1 to C6


Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee enrolment into the PCP. 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. 

Those with existing nursing qualifications but are currently not practising should write in to Singapore Nursing Board and enquire on your eligibility to join the Return-to-Nursing programme.

How does it work?

Funding Support

Course fees will be fully sponsored. Trainees will receive training allowances ranging from $1,700 to $2,050 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 PCP-RN (Diploma) October 2021 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 1 April 2021 and closes on 31 May 2021 (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.

1 April 2021 – 
31 May 2021 (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 end-June 2021.

May 2021 – July 2021

[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.
August 2021 – September 2021

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 October 2021

Funding Criteria

(A) General

  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Minimum age of 21 years old
  • Trainees must be selected by a sponsoring organisation through the selection process coordinated by MOH Holdings
  • Participating organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore

(B) Eligibility for funding:

  • Due to the special requirements of Healthcare professions, all applicants have to pass medical examinations and be free from physical disability for them to be admitted into the programme
  • Trainees are required to meet the polytechnic'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 2021 intake)


Community Care

Healthcare Clusters

Contact Details

For information about the Diploma in Nursing at NYP, please visit-

For information about the Diploma in Nursing at NP, please visit-

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

For more information on the PCP for Registered Nurses (Degree), please visit

For more information on the PCP for Enrolled Nurses, please visit

For any further enquiries regarding the PCP, please contact us at or call 6883 5885.