At Tan Tock Seng Hospital, our nurses are passionate about lifelong learning. Our vibrant education culture, well-paced and student-centred learning environment are the key highlights in developing our nurses.
The Department of Education and Practice plays an important role in the professional development of nurses that includes nursing students and graduate nurses. Education focuses on developing, refining and applying learner’s knowledge and skills to manage care as part of an inter-professional team in a clinical setting.
Our Nursing education team has developed a comprehensive range of Continuing Nursing Education programs with the aims to:
- nurture a lifelong learner who can adapt effectively to changes in both theory and practice of nursing.
- develop a confident, inquiring graduate who contributes to the care team as an equal.
- help nurses keep abreast with the latest developments in nursing practices and technologies.
The Education Team
We have a team of dedicated ward-based Clinical Instructors and Educators to provide supervision and guidance to nurses at the clinical areas. Our Clinical Instructors were consistently commended by nursing students for their instructional methods and commitment to excellence.
"My first impression of the hospital was how seriously it took training its nurses….here you had nurse educators, clinical instructors, nurse clinicians and quite possibly the best education information on the Intranet! I knew I was in good hands."
Tan Tock Seng Nursing Service is the recipient of the prestigious “ Pathway to Excellence” award and our programs are accredited by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Department of Nursing Education and Practice provides professional development and educational support for Nursing Service and other clinical departments. We offer programs to professional health care and lay person from the community.
Inter-professional team training is becoming more common with our nurses, doctors and allied health professional learning together in our state-of-the-art Simulation and Integrated Medical Training Advancement Centre (SIMTAC).
Department of Nursing Education and Practice offers wide range of opportunities and support for continuing professional development. This includes:
- Orientation program for new nursing graduates and experienced new nursing staff
- Unit Based in-service
- Competency assessments workshops
- Simulated ward round of the future
- End of Life program
- Leadership and preceptorship program
- Research mentorship
- Geriatric Care program
At TTSH, all newly employed nurses will undergo orientation program, be guided by the preceptors, and collaborate with the medical team and care providers to acquire unit specific skills and gain mastery with patient management, protocols, and unit’s culture.
In line with Ministry of Health and National Nursing Taskforce’s “Care for Nurses” recommendation: more nurses will have opportunities to practice on top of their licensed and career upgrading opportunities.
Nurses will be supported to acquire advanced knowledge to facilitate nurses’ role expansion, clinical accountabilities and decision making authority.
This ladder (right) reflects the career progression of the nurses.
Learning does not stop with a diploma. The Department of Education and Practice is committed to providing you with the resource you need to make the most of your career. Ample opportunities will be provided through formal training such as courses, seminars and conferences. Aspiring nurses can pursue several educational options based on their career goals and postgraduate scholarships are available to aspiring nurses.