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Honour! That was the emotion I felt deeply when asked to fight COVID-19 on the front line.
The past few months have been a whirlwind for Senior Nurse Manager Tan Pek Hoon, Head Nurse of Yishun Polyclinic, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP).
Since young, Eddie Hee had a thing for science. When he chose to pursue a diploma in biomedical science, it came as no surprise to most. However, his choice of pursuing a nursing degree did meet with some concerns.
It was not an easy decision to leave a cushy job in the banking industry during the early years of my professional career. However, I yearned to do more.
It all began when I was a little girl. In a family of healthcare workers, I had grown up on a diet of stories about the hospital and its patients.
Growing up, my childhood had been vastly different from my peers. A bulk of my adolescent days was spent at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for regular check-ups and monthly blood transfusions.
I did not choose to be a nurse. I had always been laidback, especially so as a teenager. Aware of my relaxed attitude, my anxious parents pushed me towards nursing, believing it to be a stable career.
Three Chief Nurses from different health sectors (acute, primary and community care), one Deputy Director of Nursing and one Deputy director from the education sector… and one things unites them all.
Bright and approachable, 23-year-old Nicholas Chan remains humble despite the long road he has taken, starting from his days as a student nurse at the Institute of Technical Education College East.
Nursing found its way to me through my stint with a technology company in 2003 – the fateful year Singapore was hit by the Sars epidemic.
It was my father who put the idea of nursing into my head. I applied to the School of Nursing in 1982 and the rest, as they say, is history.
Though I was enrolled in a digital media design course at Nanyang Polytechnic, I knew it was not what I wanted after one semester. I wanted to be in a profession that touched lives and made a difference.
Nuranis Mohamad (better known as Cindy) was motivated to take up an education in nursing when her mother was diagnosed with diabetes, and her father with kidney failure.
2009 was a trying year for the family. My dad had been involved in a road traffic accident, and it was painful watching the head of the family struggle.
I hope you enjoyed the short account of my double life as a mummy and a nurse! Some days, it gets even more hectic as I have to send my children for swimming classes.
Delphine Lim applied for the Community Nursing Scholarship as she strongly believes that it is important for the elderly to recover in the comfort of their homes and the community.
As a nurse, she has a personal mission. She wants to advocate for better health management for her patients, especially those who are diabetic.
She counts herself lucky to be blessed with supportive family members who never once doubted her passion for nursing and lifelong learning – even at the age of 53.
We’re sure you already know all about what nurses do in the hospital. But have you ever wondered about what they do in the community? It’s a different ball game altogether!
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in my nursing journey so far, it’s this: Every little thing you do as a nurse makes a difference to your patients.
Tampines Care Home Acting Director of Nursing Grace Ho once aspired to be a doctor or a pharmacist, but a major stomach surgery when she was 20 years old rerouted her path.
Did Tan Tock Seng Hospital Senior Nurse Manager Rujia Ali’s amazing accomplishments influence her daughter Shamira Natasha to study nursing? We speak to mother and daughter to find out more about their nursing stories.
Her days as a Red Cross Youth cadet in secondary school piqued her interest in first aid, and brought out the humanitarian in her.
A team of nurses toil tirelessly behind the scenes of drama serial You Can Be An Angel 3 to ensure that nursing is presented in an accurate light.
Started by a group of nurses, Project Light serves the less fortunate within the society, hoping to inspire interest in global health and challenges that are faced by disadvantaged communities.
Supported by some 60 nurses and allied health professionals – the Community Health on Wheels programme by local humanitarian organisation, Singapore Red Cross, was introduced in July this year.
Nursing is the future of healthcare. This belief motivated me to accept the term appointment as Programme Director, Nursing at the Singapore Institute of Technology.
What makes nursing so special for me? I get to witness the entire spectrum of life, from hearing a baby’s first cry to watching over a patient who is drawing his last breath.
I was just like any other student. I struggled with my studies and was not as confident of my skills. Now, I teach at my alma mater, the Institute of Technical Education College East.
The top accolade in Singapore’s nursing profession, the President’s Award for Nurses honours nurses who have made excellent contributions to the profession and community.
Nursing and the operating theatre both came a little unexpected to me but with time, I have grown to love these chance encounters.
No request is too big or too small. Even if you’re in the midst of something and a patient asks for water, it is our duty to deliver.
My mother objected when she found out about my dream to become a nurse. I never thought I would be able to fulfil my childhood ambition.
I love sharing my stories from work and my two sons, aged eight and 11, are the perfect audience!
It was just 12 months into community nursing when I encountered an unconscious patient in her home.
I did not have an easy childhood. The tattoos on my hand and ankles are reminders of a painful, not-so-distant past that I want to leave behind.
My children had grown up listening to stories about my job as a nurse; the work I do, the patients I visit and the interesting issues I encounter. I had never realised their impact.
I fought on, survived and carried on my work to save lives during the battle with SARS.
The outbreak of SARS in 2003 remains one of the most poignant events in Singapore.
I am no stranger to hospital grounds as my family members had extended stays there, and one thing stood out sharply from the countless hospital trips. The nurses.
I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was a teenager when I witnessed how nurses cared for my mother. Unfortunately, my road to nursing was not without its hurdles.
I am a unique professional. Have you heard of an occupational health nurse? We are the gatekeepers of health and well-being in workplaces.
Koh Ying Xi was a promising student from Raffles Institution. However, life's blips prompted her to make an unconventional decision.
From nursing to funeral planning – and back again. Jeridiah Tan, third-year nursing student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic has come full circle in her nursing journey.
At 56 years old, Nurse Clinician Hafizah Ismail from the Institute of Mental Health was one of the oldest graduates at her nursing degree course.