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Nursing License

Postby epinatl » Tue, 05 May 2009 9:28 am

What do I need to do to get my nursing license transferred or to register in Singapore in order to be employed. I am American with 4 year bachelors degree as a registered nurse.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 08 May 2009 3:15 pm

the easiest way is to approach a job agency and they'll sort out the paperwork for you.

if you wanna wing it, you should contact the SNB as you look for a job. i hope you have all your paperwork with you!

but be warned that being a nurse in singapore is very different to that back home...

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Postby SingaporeCanuck » Fri, 08 May 2009 8:08 pm

My wife just got a nursing job here.

If you're coming here to be a 'regular floor or clinic nurse' and not an 'expat' manager, here's some useful information:

To get a license, you will need a 'job offer'.
So, if you're not already here in Singapore, you'll most likely need to work through an agency.
And, as the first poster said: you need ALL your paper work. Have two licenses? - need proof of both. Have a BN, need proof, have a 2 year diploma, need proof, etc...

Regular nurses here don't make much money (compared to the US).
Typically, you'll be on 'salary' not an hourly wage.
Estimate on ~ 3k / month, including (small) premiums for night, weekend, etc... Maybe a bit more if you've been working for 10+ years...

You'll be working with a mix of people, most nurses are from the Philippians, Indonesia, Malaysia and some from Singapore.

Also, most / many hospitals have their nurses work 8 hour shifts, 6 days a week, with a rotation over all 3 shifts (ouch).
My wife was lucky and found a job with 12s.
Also, part time work may be difficult to find (especially starting out; could possibly transition to part time after a while)...

hope this helps!

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Postby evergreen21 » Wed, 13 May 2009 11:07 am

THanks for the info SporeCanuck.

Im also still sorting things out here after 4 months being here :)

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Postby virgo22 » Thu, 28 May 2009 3:07 pm

If you are interested in working in Singapore, pls give me your contact email. I'm looking for expat nurses with high qualifications.
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Postby fayeRN » Sat, 20 Jun 2009 1:51 am

virgo22 wrote:If you are interested in working in Singapore, pls give me your contact email. I'm looking for expat nurses with high qualifications.

Hi there...I want to work in singapore as a Registered Nurse...what do I have to do? Pls email me at felina@gmail.com Thanks

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Nursing in Singapore

Postby Ottom » Mon, 11 Jan 2010 7:19 pm

Hi,
Can some one advise me.I want to work in Singapore as a Registered Nurse/Theatre Nurse and do have the qualifications and experience.How do I go about it guys? My email is ottomahlaba@hotmail.com
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Postby angelalwt0616 » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 3:56 pm

I want to be a nurse in here~~~can somebody give me some advice?

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Postby Mikey63 » Wed, 20 Jan 2010 2:33 am

Useful info. A friend of mine is a nurse and was looking into how possible to move and get work.

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Postby Ottom » Wed, 20 Jan 2010 7:15 pm

fayeRN wrote:
virgo22 wrote:If you are interested in working in Singapore, pls give me your contact email. I'm looking for expat nurses with high qualifications.

Hi there...I want to work in singapore as a Registered Nurse...what do I have to do? Pls email me at felina@gmail.com Thanks


Hi,
Here is my email, ottomahlaba@hotmail.com
I am looking for a nursing job in Singapore.I hold high qualifications in nursing.
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Hi all.....

Postby LuqKnight » Sat, 06 Feb 2010 2:47 am

It may be a wrong forum for me to be in, I'm a singaporean Registered male nurse. It's not hard to land a job here, u gotta registered yourself with the singapore nursing board located at singapore general hospital. Bring your valid documents along. It may take some time for the nursing board to check on its validity.

For US/UK/AUS it should not be a problem in attaining the license. For others u may need to take an exam conducted by the board.

I'm here intrested i travelling overseas, juz anywhere, just to gain some experience. But i'm stucked, it seems like the agencies for overseas job only available to foreign nurses here who are from philiphines, india or anywhere.

As a local i do not have any idea how to go about doing it. Hope we could exchange tips? :-)

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Postby usbrit9 » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 3:41 pm

virgo22 wrote:If you are interested in working in Singapore, pls give me your contact email. I'm looking for expat nurses with high qualifications.



Hi there, are you still looking ? I am a BSN with 14 years experience in ICU- ER, trained in the UK, spent the last 12 years in the USA looking to move to SG.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

usbrit9@hotmail.com

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Postby Ottom » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 6:37 pm

usbrit9 wrote:
virgo22 wrote:If you are interested in working in Singapore, pls give me your contact email. I'm looking for expat nurses with high qualifications.

I am interested in nursing in Singapore.My email is ottomahlaba2hotmail.com

Hi there, are you still looking ? I am a BSN with 14 years experience in ICU- ER, trained in the UK, spent the last 12 years in the USA looking to move to SG.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

usbrit9@hotmail.com

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Postby Ottom » Thu, 11 Mar 2010 6:38 pm

usbrit9 wrote:
virgo22 wrote:If you are interested in working in Singapore, pls give me your contact email. I'm looking for expat nurses with high qualifications.

I am interested in nursing in Singapore.My email is ottomahlaba@hotmail.com

Hi there, are you still looking ? I am a BSN with 14 years experience in ICU- ER, trained in the UK, spent the last 12 years in the USA looking to move to SG.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

usbrit9@hotmail.com

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Re: Hi all.....

Postby usbrit9 » Sat, 13 Mar 2010 12:48 am

LuqKnight wrote:It may be a wrong forum for me to be in, I'm a singaporean Registered male nurse. It's not hard to land a job here, u gotta registered yourself with the singapore nursing board located at singapore general hospital. Bring your valid documents along. It may take some time for the nursing board to check on its validity.

For US/UK/AUS it should not be a problem in attaining the license. For others u may need to take an exam conducted by the board.

I'm here intrested i travelling overseas, juz anywhere, just to gain some experience. But i'm stucked, it seems like the agencies for overseas job only available to foreign nurses here who are from philiphines, india or anywhere.

As a local i do not have any idea how to go about doing it. Hope we could exchange tips? :-)









Here lies some some problems

1. its a catch 22 the SBN will not accept a application to register foreign trained nurses unless you have a job offer first, now find a ad for a position that doesn't state you need to be licensed by the SBN first to apply ?

2. Add to that that the vast majority of ads ask for locals or PR,s only , so unless you already live there ? compound that with you cant get a work visa without a job right ? double trouble

3. I seems impossible to get any of the HR departments to talk on the phone

4. If your from the UK / USA there are no agencies with "arrangements" in place to get around this unlike some other countries Nurses seem to have.


It seems like this, if you are a Filipino, Chinese, Thai, Indian nurse to get registered you need to sit their board exam then whoopy licensed , can now apply for jobs. However if your trained in the UK/USA you need a job offer first then the employer does your paperwork to the SNB for registration.


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