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nursing in singapore

Postby daveness » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 1:34 am

Hi all,
Im currently in singapore until 5th Feb 11 on holiday. Ive accepted a job in nursing ITU and am visiting while on holiday to meet up with the managers. Is anyone who is nursing in singapore available to meet me for a coffee so I can ask you all about nursing in singapore while im here? drinks are all on me, it'd be great to meet someone who knows about local life on a nursing wage...approx 5400 sing dollars in total a month?
Thanks! Dave from UK. daveness@hotmail.co.uk

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Re: nursing in singapore

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 9:38 am

daveness wrote:Hi all,
Im currently in singapore until 5th Feb 11 on holiday. Ive accepted a job in nursing ITU and am visiting while on holiday to meet up with the managers. Is anyone who is nursing in singapore available to meet me for a coffee so I can ask you all about nursing in singapore while im here? drinks are all on me, it'd be great to meet someone who knows about local life on a nursing wage...approx 5400 sing dollars in total a month?
Thanks! Dave from UK. daveness@hotmail.co.uk


You are coming in as a "TEACHER" or in ITE speak "PROFESSOR" .. so your pay is far far higher than what nurses draw here :D

You may leave a few jealous nurses, if they think you are in nursing and drawing such a great pay .. says my 2 cents :D :D (no offense .. )

In case you are not aware of it, nursing here has two tiers: the Grads (i.e. foreign - who two get into the 'accepted' and 'unaccepted' grade - former for nurses from US/UK/Australia and the latter from other countries .. )

And the non-Grads - i.e. local nurses who follow ITE/Polytech stream for the nursing, and graduate faster than the full nursing degree holders ..

As for the pay, at that pay, you can do well .. :) Says me .. for an ITE prof ..

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Postby daveness » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 5:45 pm

thanks for your reply. all info is gratefully received! so how much do nurses normally earn then? plus can you give advice on where to rent property and what sort? Could I afford a flat on my own, or would I have to share with someone on that salary? rents in singapore are very high arent they? thanks for any info you can give...

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 30 Jan 2012 9:27 am

daveness wrote:thanks for your reply. all info is gratefully received! so how much do nurses normally earn then? plus can you give advice on where to rent property and what sort? Could I afford a flat on my own, or would I have to share with someone on that salary? rents in singapore are very high arent they? thanks for any info you can give...


Nurses pay ? let me say, much less than half of what you get will paid :) or much much lesser than that ? :)

As for property, you can do some search here .. after all, this board is sponsored by some property people :)

Which ITE are you going to be attached to ?

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Postby jeniferimme » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 6:26 pm

Foreign nurses here that I have met are only from less developed (i.e. poorer) countries than Singapore. Like The Philippines. They all seem to be female too; I've never seen or heard of a male nurse here. I am not sure from your posts if you are male or female.

Also, Singapore does not have a corps of highly paid, professional nurses like the US, UK or other Western countries. It's a fairly low end job here. Part of the reasoning for this is to keep health care costs down.

If you could find a position (I do not know if that is possible or not) the pay would probably be less than SGD2000/month. My rent alone for a mid-range apartment is SGD2000/month. A beer in a bar costs SGD10. A date for two at a nice restaurant would be at least SGD100.

In summary, you will be poor. At best, you could do a flat share arrangement and live a student lifestyle.

In general, Asia sends nurses to the UK, not the other way around. Realities of salary and employability reflect this fact.
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