How to get a Nursing Job in Singapore
Singapore officially the Republic of Singapore is a Southern Asian city-state of the Southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It is an island country made up of 63 islands. Over the last decade, Singapore’s economy has progressively grown to be the Southeast Asian Goliath that they are today. Investors both local and International are taking part in the Singaporean economic roar. And the result of this economic growth is the possible job opportunities.
Singaporean hospitals are experiencing shortage in their nursing staff. And the best country to fill in their shortage of nurses is the Philippines. Many nursing graduates in the Philippines are looking for a greener pastures, they are graduated with licensed unfortunately they are having a hard time looking for a job. Some can find a job but mostly not related to their course. Others choose to work in foreign countries other than Canada. And one of these countries is Singapore.
Before a nurse can work as a nurse in Singapore there are many requirements to be filled into. The nursing graduate has a license for them to continue to their nursing career, they are at least a Registered Nurse (RN), must have a valid Registered Nurse license from the Board of Nursing in the country that the applicant is currently working as a nurse, and has a minimum degree and certificate/diploma in nursing, 5 years of experience, 2 years of which must be spent in teaching either clinical or academic, registration and current experience in a 250 bed hospitals, the nurse must bear employment certificates showing that he/she worked in a clinic or hospital within the four areas of medical, maternal, care of children (pediatrics), Psychiatrics/mental Health Nursing excluding Neurology, and last but not totally required the applicant must proficient in foreign language for them to easily understand each other. By means of demonstrating team work and interpersonal skills, and has a good moral character the nursing job abroad is not difficult to achieve.
Nurses in Singapore are regulated by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB). It is the one who is in charge of license for both foreign and native nurses working in their country. Before they can work as a nurse in the country must meet up the boards criteria before they are granted a license. The SNB does not consider the volunteer job as part of the required 3 years of services. The applicant also must pass the Singapore Nursing Board Exam before a nurse can work as an RN to their country and the ever present basic requirements such as the birth certificates, nursing transcript, passport, references, and certificate of employment from the previous employer to show the result and feedback of the pass job employment.
Other nurses in Singapore work only as staff nurse, they don’t have yet passed the Nursing Board Exams abroad, they usually work as a nursing assistant in hospitals and then eventually they can enrolled and registered to SNB. The nurses who have three years working experience in Singapore can anytime apply to SNB.
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