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The Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209) established the Singapore Nursing Board.

The functions of the Board are:

a) to approve or reject applications for registration and enrolment of nurses and for registration of midwives;

b) to approve or reject applications for certification of Advanced Practice Nurses;

c) to issue practising certificates;

d) to accredit –

i) courses in Singapore for the purposes of registration and enrolment of nurses,  registration of midwives and certification of Advanced Practice Nurses;

ii) courses in Singapore which provide qualifications in nursing or midwifery in addition to those required for registration and enrolment; and

iii) the institutions in Singapore offering any of these courses;

e) to regulate standards for the training and education of registered nurses, enrolled nurses, registered midwives and Advanced Practice Nurses;

f) to regulate the standards and scope of practice of registered nurses, enrolled nurses, registered midwives and Advanced Practice Nurses;

g) to regulate the professional conduct and ethics of registered nurses, enrolled nurses, registered midwives and Advanced Practice Nurses; and

h) generally to do all such acts, matters and things as are necessary or authorised to be carried out under the Act.

Last Updated :  14 Dec 2011 11:25