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Return-to-Nursing Programme

Nurses who have not practised nursing for a continuous period of 5 years are required to attend a Return-to-Nursing programme before they can practise nursing again. Please refer to Guidelines: Determining When Return-To-Nursing Programme is Mandatory [PDF, 476KB].

The RTN Programme is eligible for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (previously registered/ enrolled with SNB) and those locally educated nurses who:
a) did not practice for a continuous period of 5 years and up to 10 years (for those without any prior clinical nursing experience).

b) did not practice for a continuous period of 5 years and up to 15 years (only for those with minimum 1 year clinical nursing experience).

The RTN programme has been revised.  Below are the scheduled dates of the RTN programme for the year:

  RTN (RN)**   RTN (EN)**
 1  14 Mar – 9 Jun 2022  14 Mar – 19 May 2022
 2  6 Jun – 26 Aug 2022  6 Jun – 5 Aug 2022
 3  5 Sep – 25 Nov 2022  5 Sep – 04 Nov 2022
 4  25 Oct – 18 Jan 2023  25 Oct – 27 Dec 2022

**Do note that the dates serve as a guide.  Applicants must apply and be accepted for the RTN programme before programme commencement.  If you are keen for the RTN programme, please ensure that you meet the requirements and enquiries must be sent to MOHH at least 2 months before the RTN programme commencement date.

Nurses who need to attend RTN programme and are eligible can make enquiries with MOH Holdings (MOHH), who will be administering and facilitating the RTN programme. Please refer to RTN FAQ [PDF, 484KB] for more information.Please email to register your interest and readiness to undergo the RTN programme.

The institutions providing accredited RTN programme are:

Name of Institution Contact Information
SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing
(Singapore General Hospital)

168, Jalan Bukit Merah, #18-01
Connection One, Tower 1
Singapore 150168 

National University Hospital
(Nursing Administration Dept)

1E Kent Ridge Road
NUHS Tower Block Level 13
Singapore 119228

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Back to Nursing Practice (BNP) Course 

Between April 2020 and March 2021, the Back to Nursing Practice (BNP) Course was conducted instead.

The BNP Course is a one-off emergency response course accredited by SNB to provide nurses who are out of practice (more than 5 years but less than 15 years) with updated knowledge and skills so that they can return to clinical nursing practice to support nursing manpower needs during the pandemic. Please refer to BNP FAQs [PDF, 90KB] for more information.