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Over 1,000 National University Health System nurses gathered to celebrate Nurses' Day on 22 July. During the event, Minister for Health Ong Ye Kung's reiteration of a sign-on bonus for fresh nurses and a retention incentive for current nurses drew loud applause from the audience. National University Health System also announced a new Nurse Researcher Career Framework to provide nurses with more diverse career opportunities.
Dr Catherine Koh, Group Chief Nurse, National University Health System, said that the nursing role has come a long way, evolving into a dynamic profession that undertakes teaching, research, and clinical care. National University Health System has been redesigning the nursing profession to support its diverse nursing talent and create more opportunities for National University Health System nurses.
Media featured various nurses across National University Health System, including Ms Sophia Saw, Assistant Nurse Clinician, National University Hospital, who pursued a graduate certificate in innovation and is involved in the development of Missi, a cloud-based nurse companion robot designed to perform basic tasks such as fetching items, monitoring of vital signs and falls prevention. Ms Liau Wei Fong, Advanced Practice Nurse, National University Polyclinics, shared how the role of nursing has expanded over the years. Mdm Loke Wai Chan, Deputy Director, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, and Ms Fatimah Binte Abdul Rahman, Principal Enrolled Nurse, National University Hospital, shared more about their decades of experience in nursing.
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- Lianhe Zaobao, 23 July 2023, Page 6, 国大医院护士工作七年进修 职业发展更多元 (NUH nurse worked seven years before furthering studies for greater career development)
- Zaobao Online, 22 July 2023, 护理研究者职业框架推出 提供护士更多元职业发展 (Career framework for nurse researcherslaunched to offer greater career diversity for nurses)
- Shin Min Daily News, 22 July 2023, Page 4, 庆护士节 国立大学医学组织 今早办健康嘉年华 (NUHS holds health carnival this morning to
celebrate Nurses Day)
- 8world, 23 July 2023, 国大医学组织推新框架 提供护士更多元职业发展机会 (NUHS launches new framework to provide nurses with more diverse career opportunities)