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Old 03-09-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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Hi,

Is anybody from NUS nursing?
What is the difference between NUS nursing and a nursing diploma from polytechinics?
With a nursing degree, what are some job prospects?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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im not too familiar with nursing, but i will do my best.

in a nutshell, a nursing degree is a DEGREE whereas a nursing diploma is a DIPLOMA. so you are a graduate with a bachelor of science (possibly with honours) degree if you do nursing. nursing in nus is a new thing, the pioneer batch of nurses are just graduating this year. as a nurse who has a degree you study more in depth into the academics of nursing (with the possibility of doign research), and with this degree you have the opportunities to pursue a futher education in nursing, even up to a doctoral level. In a simple example i would say that in a polytechnic you are taught how to perform a procedure like taking blood pressure, but in a university you are taught the theoretical basis of blood pressure and how affects your nursing practice. so its liek a different level altogether.

there are basically 3 paths to a graduate nurse. you can specialise in clinical nursing, or you can go to the management level or go into teaching. The opportunities are much more diverse and your career progression (including pay) will be higher than nurses with only a diploma. and of course nurses are always in demands, so the career prospects are good.

you can refer to this website for more details,
http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/nursing

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Old 03-09-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for explaining.
Just wondering if you know the starting pay of a nurse with a degree in nursing?
And with this degree, is it possible to venture into medical tourism?

Thank you.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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i really dont know the starting pay, but it would commensurate with your starting degree (which is a BSc +- honours). so you can expect the same kind of starting pay as people with similiar degrees.

I mean medical tourism is a very wide industry, there are a lot of possiblities. It really depends on what you want to do, whether in a professional nursing capacity or an entrepeneurship one. But yes, i believe there is this possibility if you are interested.

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Old 05-02-2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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is there any nurses who were in ICU or have handle ventilators before.

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Old 05-03-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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Before you decide your future as a Nurse: Just think whether you have patience, attitude to help others. The future of nursing is great. There is a common belief among the public that whenever they think of nurse: They think that they are in the hospital to put bedpan and make over the bed and give food. Those times are gone. Now the NURSING IS A WIDE PROFESSION and they represent the doctors to the patients. If you decide to make your life as nurse: A GREAT DECISION YOU ARE MAKING TODAY.

I suggest: To built up your confidence : Start from ITE itself- Nursing from ITE- Get 3.5 GPA (marks) (if you are career oriented - do not accept any bursary or scholarship)- complete your ITE- You can just walk inside Poly- with diploma (now you know where you are standing- If you can average your GPA to 3.5 or above in the first semester in the Poly- i can assume that you are good in studies- keep up the pace- You can complete your Nursing diploma with an average of 3.7 and above.
Now at the final year- you will get many hospitals on their recruitment drive - just take one of the speciality hospitals and get your bursary for the third year (around 900.00 and you are bonded for one year) Once you finish your third year- you get an option to apply for medicine (in between accumulate your CCA points) YOU MAY GET IT OR MAY NOT GET INTO MEDICINE) if you get it- you can widen your aspirations. Otherwise- you can get Nursing degree (now if you have decided to do nursing- approach your old sponsor with a request for sponsoring for degree- They will do it for you) You get your bursary, tution fees fully paid- You are bonded for three to four years).
If you look into salary difference between poly diploma and degree (it does not vary much - may be maximum 100.00) But if you are a degree holder, your promotion scope is very high and wide career progression. You can further your studies like MBA- specialising in Hospital management or you can go for specialist advance diploma Acute care or emergency medicine. With expereic All the best for those who aspire to become Nurse- GREAT FUTURE WAITS because it is the only field that cannot be AUTOMATED WITH ROBOT WHAT SO EVER.

Nursing is not for you- If you want to work as a normal person 09-05- five days week- saturday sunday off- There will be extended working hours- You have to forget all your coloring of hair and other modern novelties. You cannot sit in a chair and watch your monitor. (in one of the books in read: A nurse actually walks over 12 kilometers a day inside the ward etc) to compare: an air hostess walks more than 14 kilometers in a two way trip to Chicago. Are you ready to walk.
You must have the courage: In times of emergency like Bird flu, Sars, and current H1N1-You are under threat- An army soldier can see his enemy. A nurse cannot see his/her enemy (virus)
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #7
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Smile Nursing UK honors degree

Bright future but tough job

Nurses can check on this post-registration course http://bbs.sgchinese.com/viewthread....extra=page%3D1 a UK honors nursing degree accredited by SNB

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Old 05-13-2009, 06:34 PM   #8
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The nursing staff at institutes and hospitals are segregated into teaching and clinical divisions. In the clinical division, the nurses' stages are- ward nurse, nursing superintendent grade 3, nursing superintendent grade 2, and nursing superintendent grade 1.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:00 AM   #9
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what does it takes to be a good nurse
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:42 PM   #10
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Hi,

NUS nursing: Bachelor of Science (Nursing) programme is administered directly by NUS - this is degree course

When,
The Diploma in Nursing is a full-time 3-year programme designed to provide students with a sound academic and clinical foundation in nursing.

as per we know always go for Degree Course...

Hope it will helps you
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