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Healthcare: CCP for Registered Nurses - Degree
Reskill your competencies to take on new job roles with good longer-term prospects
Accurate as of 13 Mar 2024
Please refer to ‘Contact Details’ below on how to apply for this Programme.
What is it?

Important to note: Applications for the August 2024 intake has closed. Applications for the August 2025 intake will open in October 2024. If you are interested to apply for the August 2025 intake, please indicate your interest here to be in our mailing list and be notified when the next application window opens.

Overview of Programme

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

The CCP-RN (Degree) 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 accelerated 2-year Bachelor of Science (Nursing) at National University of Singapore (NUS).

 

Job Description and Remuneration

The general role of Nurses include assessing patients’ physical and mental health, perform 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 public healthcare sector, the monthly starting base salary for a fresh Registered Nurse graduate with degree qualifications starts from $3,650*. CCP-RN (Degree) graduates will be able to draw higher starting salaries of up to $4,440, depending on their years of prior work experience.

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

For more information, please download the FAQ and Infokit for reference. You may also find out more about the training curriculum here.

 

Course Preview

Course previews are organised during each intake for the public to find out more about the programme and course structures. The course preview for the CCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma) April 2024 and CCP for Registered Nurses (Degree) August 2024 intakes was held on 12 October 2023. If you would like to be in our mailing list and be updated on the next course preview for future intakes, please indicate your interest here.


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; AND
  • Local polytechnic diploma in a science-related field in a discipline other than nursing; or
  • Any two H2 or GCE ‘A’ level credits (Grades A to E) in Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics and Mathematics

 

Note:

Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee enrolment onto 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 $2,560 to $3,110 per month, pegged to their years of prior work experience, throughout the training period. Upon graduation, trainees will also receive a one-time Career Transition Bonus of $3,500.

 

Application and Selection Process

Table below details the application, screening and enrolment process for the CCP-RN (Degree) 2024 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 9 Oct 2023 and closes on 5 Dec 2023 (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.
9 Oct 2023 – 
5 Dec 2023 (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 Apr 2024.

Dec 2023 – Mar 2024

[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 NUS, 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.

Apr 2024 – Jun 2024

Class Commencement

Successful applicants will receive an orientation package from NUS in Jun 2024 with instructions detailing key orientation and class commencement dates.

Class commences in Aug 2024

 

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 2-year bond with their sponsoring organisation upon graduation.

 

Participating Healthcare Organisations for 2024 intake

Community Care

  • Active Global Respite Care Pte Ltd
  • Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital
  • Assisi Hospice
  • Jurong Community Hospital
  • Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home
  • Ren Ci Hospital
  • SingHealth Community Hospitals
  • St Luke’s Eldercare
  • St Luke's Hospital
  • Vanguard Healthcare
  • Yishun Community Hospital

 

Public and Private Healthcare Organisations

  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Changi General Hospital
  • 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
  • IHH Healthcare (Parkway Hospitals)
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • SingHealth Polyclinics
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Woodlands Health

Contact Details

For information about the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) course, please visit https://medicine.nus.edu.sg/nursing/education-2/undergraduate/professional-conversion-programme-registered-nurses-degree/.

 

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

For more information on the CCP for Registered Nurses (Diploma), please visit https://conversion.mycareersfuture.gov.sg/Portal/ProgramDetails.aspx?ProgID=P00000188.

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.

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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