New scholarship for nursing to cover both diploma and degree courses

Lecturer Song Xiao (centre), watching over nursing students in the intensive care unit in Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Health Sciences.
Lecturer Song Xiao (centre), watching over nursing students in the intensive care unit in Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Health Sciences.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A new nursing scholarship, which will sponsor students for both their diploma and degree studies, was launched by the Health Ministry on Thursday (Jan 7) .

Those under the new Integrated Nursing Scholarship will undergo the three-year nursing diploma programme at either Nanyang or Ngee Ann Polytechnic. They will then go on to pursue either a 19-month degree course at the Singapore Institute of Technology, or a one-year degree programme at a university overseas.

They will then have to serve a three-year bond in the public healthcare sector.

During the course of their studies, nursing scholars will be able to intern at organisations such as the Ministry of Health and MOH Holdings. They will also be able to attend dialogues and networking sessions with healthcare leaders.

The new scholarship is open to Singaporeans with GCE O level results of L1R2B2 of 10 points and below, with a strong co-curricular activity record. They must have applied for the diploma nursing course at either of the two polytechnics. Existing nursing students are not eligible for the scholarship.

Application opens next Monday and closes on Jan 31. Applications can be submitted through the Brightsparks Scholarship website.

Those interested can go to healthcarescholarships.sg for more information. To find out more about nursing, visit caretogobeyond.sg.