When you are ready, you can pursue your Masters Degree in Nursing to develop your expertise for extended practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).
Registered Nurses who have an inclination to stay in the clinical track and pursue clinical excellence may find the path of becoming an Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) inspiring. It is no mean feat to become an APN but it is a truly rewarding journey if one makes it to the end.
APN Interns are Registered Nurses (RN), upon graduating from the two-year Master of Nursing Course, these APN Interns return to their individual sponsoring institution and begin their one-year internship. A provisional license will be provided by Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) for practice during internship.
Some of the key APNs’ roles include:
- To provide clinical leadership and consults
- To provide patient care in collaboration with the medical team
- History taking, physical examinations
- Provide clinical/differential diagnosis and order basis laboratory testsInterpret basic laboratory and diagnostic results
- Update patients and families of clinical conditions and management
- To provide clinical consults for ward nurses and other allied health professionals
APNs also conduct clinic sessions in the outpatient settings either independently or in conjunction with a medical doctor. An APN can review and manage patients with stable chronic conditions. Examples of existing APN-led clinic are heart failure clinic, diabetic clinic, stroke clinic, hip care clinic and mental health clinic etc.