Millennials drawn to nursing, social work degrees

3 local varsities report more are opting for courses in caring sector

NUS nursing students Benedict Choong and Jessica Tan hope to become advanced practice nurses who are trained in the diagnosis and management of chronic diseases in the future.
NUS nursing students Benedict Choong and Jessica Tan hope to become advanced practice nurses who are trained in the diagnosis and management of chronic diseases in the future.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

With their string of As, Ms Jessica Tan, 19, from Hwa Chong Institution, and Mr Benedict Choong, 21, from Raffles Institution could have vied for places in medicine.

But both opted for nursing and started on their degree programme last month at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2018, with the headline 'Millennials drawn to nursing, social work degrees'. Subscribe