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Course Duration

80 hours

Type of course

Short Courses

Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification


Accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB), the three-week Back to Nursing Practice Course (Emergency Response) for Enrolled Nurses (BNP) is a shortened refresher course. It aims to re-train out-of-practice nurses to augment the local nursing workforce amidst the COVID-19 situation in Singapore. BNP equips nurses with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to practise competently and safely in an inpatient healthcare setting.

On successful completion of BNP, proceed to secure employment/placement with an employer (i.e. acute or community hospital), undergo six months of competency assessment within a year of completing the BNP course and achieve 100% competence in generic skills before SNB will accord you with Conditional/Full-Registration status. While placement to an employer can be facilitated under the SG Healthcare Corps, you may source for employment on your own, especially if you have specific preferences.

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What you'll learn

  • Assist individuals, families and groups achieve optimum health, independence, recovery or a peaceful death in a professional caring manner.
  • Identify, meet and evaluate the nursing care needs of the individual, family and community.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge base and a level of competence in clinical practice skills essential for safe practice.
  • Act as an effective member of a healthcare team and participate in the multi-disciplinary team approach to the care of patients/clients.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the skills of analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice.

Entry Requirements

This course is only eligible for Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident Enrolled Nurses who have been out-of-practice within the last 15 years and meet the following criteria:

(1) At least 1 year of inpatient clinical nursing experience OR

(2) At least 3 years’ experience in other clinical settings (for example outpatient/ clinic settings)