Nursing is a highly-skilled and well-rounded profession with diverse responsibilities. You will:
You can choose to develop your skills in nursing specialties such as:
Besides the satisfaction of nursing patients back to health, you also have opportunities to develop your career — thanks to the CARE package from the Ministry of Health.
Monthly gross starting salary (median)*
Enrolled Nurse: $1,800
Registered Nurse: $2,500 with diploma qualifications
$3,500 with degree qualifications
Source: Graduate Starting Salary Tables. Data obtained from graduate employment surveys conducted by local publicly-funded institutions of higher learning.
(Singapore Yearbook of Manpower Statistics 2018, Ministry of Manpower)
*Comprises basic salary, fixed allowances and overtime pay. Does not include bonuses and increments for Honours or National Service for eligible males.
Nurses serve round the clock by working in shifts.
Typical working hours
38 – 42 hours per week
Benefits of shift work
As a nurse, you get to work in different healthcare settings. These include polyclinics, general hospitals, community hospitals and nursing homes.
National Healthcare Group
National University Health System
Singapore Health Services
For O or A level holders, your nursing career begins with a diploma or degree. Upon graduation, you will become a Registered Nurse. You will start your career as a Staff Nurse and advance to one of the following tracks:
Management – Lead a team of nurses and oversee ward operations
Clinical – Provide direct care to patients
Education – Equip fellow nurses with higher nursing skills