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Staff Nurse

Bringing Out The Best In You

The SGH Nurse is a professional. Within Singapore's leading tertiary hospital, opportunities open for her to specialise in many clinical fields and career pathways in nursing. She can develop as a specialist nurse in clinical practise, education, research and administration, moving in tandem with the progressive spirit that has so characterised SGH.

The SGH Nurse appreciates the challenges ahead and prepares herself fully for the role. She wants to be the best she can be, constantly learning - always upgradng her skills and knowledge in order that her patients will get the best outcomes. To her patients, she is a professional nurse, health educator, counsellor and advocate.

Entry Qualifications

To qualify as a Staff Nurse, you must go through formal training.

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) offers a 3-year Diploma in Nursing course. This course, involving an advanced study of human sciences, will prepare you to provide care in a variety of healthcare settings. As part of the course, opportunities also open to you for clinical attachment where you can experience giving care to patients in real situations.

You must have at least :

GCE 'O' level
English (EL1) Grade 1 - 7 &
Elementary / Additional Mathematics Grade 1 - 6 &
Science Grade 1 - 6

Upon graduation, you will be registered with the Singapore Nursing Board and obtain the licence to practise as a Staff Nurse.


Singapore General Hospital offers scholarships to students taking the Diploma in Nursing course at NYP.
A monthly allowance will be given for the period of study:

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
For O-level entry
$850 per month
$900 per month
$950 per month
For A-level entry
$900 per month
$950 per month
$1000 per month

Upon successful completion of the course, you will join SGH as a Staff Nurse and serve the Hospital for 3 years.

Career Path

We can provide you with a lifetime career at SGH.

Our nursing career path will allow you to meet with your career aspirations. You can choose to specialise in clinical nursing, teaching, management or research.

Training opportunities, such as specialist nurse training and degree programmes, are available to help you achieve your career goals.


Application for the diploma course can be made to NYP through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) or Joint-Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE). You may refer to the NYP web site at or call Hotline : 65501300.

Applications for the scholarships can be made to SGH. Please send in your applications together with photocopies of your academic results, full personal particulars, contact numbers and email address to the address below. If you are emailing your application, please provide full details of your academic results.

The Manager, Human Resource
167 Jalan Bukit Merah,
Connection One, Tower 4
Singapore 150167
Or email to :

For Enquiry

Please contact Scholarship & Educational Sponsorship Unit at Tel : 6326 6543/6326 6596 or email:

Last Modified Date :20 Jan 2016