Healthcare: CCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma)
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Accurate as of 06 Sep 2021
What is it?

Overview of Programme

The Career Conversion Programme for Registered Nurses (Diploma) [CCP-RN (Diploma)] helps and supports mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) 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.

Course Preview

A combined virtual course preview for the CCP-RN (Diploma) Apr 2022 intake and CCP-RN (Degree) August 2022 intake will be held on 15 October 2021, Friday from 12pm to 2pm. Registration for the course preview will open in end-September 2021. If you wish to be updated when the event is open for registration, please indicate your interest here to be in our mailing list.


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) April 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 1 Sep 2021 and closes on 1 Nov 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 Sep 2021 – 
1 Nov 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-Dec 2021/early-Jan 2022.

Oct 2021 – Dec 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.
Jan 2022 – Feb 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 Apr 2022

Funding Criteria

(A) General

  • Meet WSG's general CCP eligible criteria
  • 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 April 2022 intake)

 

Community Care

  • Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
  • Man Fut Tong Nursing Home
  • Methodist Welfare Services
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • NTUC Health
  • Ren Ci Hospital
  • SingHealth Community Hospitals
  • St Andrew’s Nursing Home
  • St Hilda's Community Services Centre
  • St Joseph's Home (Catholic Welfare Services)
  • St Luke’s Hospital
  • Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities
  • Vanguard Healthcare
  • Yishun Community Hospital

Healthcare Clusters

  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Changi General Hospital
  • Institute of Mental Health
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • National Cancer Centre Singapore
  • National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
  • 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
  • Woodlands Health Campus

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.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000189.

For more information on the CCP for Enrolled Nurses, please visit https://conversion.mycareersfuture.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!

If you wish to be notified when the next application window opens, please indicate your interest here to be in our mailing list.

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