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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).

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 scheduled dates of the RTN programme are as follows:

Index RTN (RN)**  RTN (EN)** RTN Provider
 1 25 Sep 2023 - 18 Dec 2023 25 Sep 2023 - 25 Nov 2023 SGH-IAN
 2 22 Jan 2024 - 14 Apr 2024 22 Jan 2024 - 24 Mar 2024 NUHS-NTFGH
 3 6 May 2024 - 30 Jul 2024 6 May 2024 - 9 Jul 2024 SGH-IAN
 4 1 Jul 2024 - 22 Sep 2024 1 Jul 2024 - 1 Sep 2024 NUHS-NUH
 5 23 Sep 2024 - 16 Dec 2024 23 Sep 2024 - 25 Nov 2024 SGH-IAN

**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.

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 

NUHS-National University Hospital
(Nursing Administration)
1E Kent Ridge Road
NUHS Tower Block Level 6
Singapore 119228

NUHS – Alexandra Hospital
(Nursing Administration)
378 Alexandra Road 
Singapore 159964

 NUHS- Ng Teng Fong General Hospital 
(Nursing Administration)
1 Jurong East Street 21, 
Singapore 609606

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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.