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Registered nurses in Singapore will be able to enhance their skills through the new Graduate Diploma in Community Health Nursing offered by the NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (NUS Nursing) from 1 October. This is the first part-time post-graduate programme in Singapore that allows working nurses to study for credentials in community healthcare.
Registered nurses in Singapore who have a degree as well as one year of working experience in a community setting can apply for the part-time Graduate Diploma in Community Health Nursing offered by NUS Nursing
The programme comprises six modules which can be completed in any order, providing students with flexibility in managing their work and study commitments. With the successful completion of each module, students are awarded a certificate that can be “stacked up” towards the Graduate Diploma.
The course is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board and provides students with a solid foundation in community health nursing, an emerging area of need in Singapore. Registered nurses who possess a degree as well as one year of working experience in a community setting are eligible to apply. Registration for the academic year beginning in January 2019 started on 1 October.
“We wish to encourage nurses to expand lifelong learning, and help them train, specialise and upgrade professionally to practise and deliver care at their fullest potential. However, we also know that nursing is a demanding job. Our new training framework thus has a strong emphasis on modularised and applied training, featuring short-term, customised courses based on the continuing education needs of in-service nurses to cater to their working arrangements and commitments,” said Professor Emily Ang, Head, NUS Nursing.
Associate Professor M Kamala Devi, Director of Education (CET) at NUS Nursing, shared that registered community health nurses are required to make decisions and offer treatment with a high level of autonomy and independence. “We are training leaders in community health nursing who can help to drive care transformation and strengthen the continuity of care between hospital and community. Graduates from the course will not only be able to provide direct patient care and perform advanced health assessment, they will play a consultative role for patients with complex needs, serve as the first line of escalation on the next level of care, and develop collaborative care planning with the interdisciplinary team for their clients,” she added.