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Return-to-APN Practice

APNs who have left APN practice for a period of time are required to inform Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) before they can return to APN practice again.

Depending on period of non-practice, APNs may need to fulfil certain requirements, for example:

a)    Non-practising for a period of <2 years usually will require a period of supervised practise;

b)    Non-practising for a period of between 2 years to less than 5 years, a longer period of supervised practice as well as passing an OSCE will be required.

Those APNs who had left APN practice for 5 years or more may require a longer process to get back to their APN practice.

Generally, APNs should discuss with their prospective Chief Nurse/ Director of Nursing and Collaborating Physician on their intended scope & clinical responsibilities of their APN practice. 

To help SNB assess requirements for you to return to APN practice, do complete the Request for Return to APN Practice Form [DOC, 24KB] and email to, together with any other additional relevant information.  SNB will then assess the information provided and provide the necessary advice on how you can renew or re-apply for your APN Practising Certificate.