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Return to nursing

Does the passion to care still burn brightly in you? It’s never too late to pick up from where you left off. If you’re a former nurse who has not practised for five years or more, you can attend a Return-To-Nursing (RTN) course to reacquaint yourself with the relevant expertise and skills.

The RTN programme is eligible for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (previously registered/enrolled with SNB) and locally educated nurses who:

  1. ​did not practice for a continuous period of 5 years and up to 10 years (for those without any prior clinical nursing experience).
  2. did not practice for a continuous period of 5 years and up to 15 years (only for those with minimum 1-year clinical nursing experience).

Please email [email protected] to register your interest for the RTN programme.

The accredited RTN courses are offered by the following institutions:

SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing

(Singapore General Hospital)

Tel: 6576 2705


NUHS-National University Hospital

(Nursing Administration)

Tel: 6772 5564

NUHS-Alexandra Hospital

(Nursing Administration)

Tel: 6370 6544

NUHS-Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

(Nursing Administration)

Tel: N.A

"I decided to return to nursing as I still carried a strong passion for taking care of people. However, I was worried that I couldn’t catch up with the advances in nursing theory and skills. But with the 3-month RTN course, I successfully became a qualified nurse again."

Preethy Kurian Parippelothara
Enrolled Nurse
Singapore General Hospital

Upon completion of the RTN course, you may apply to re-register/re-enrol.