How To Be a Nurse in Singapore From Philippines
Foreign trained Nurses / Midwives who wish to work in Singapore must be registered/enrolled with Singapore Nursing Board.
You must first have an offer of employment with a healthcare institution in Singapore before SNB can consider your application for registration/enrolment.
The hospital/institution offering you employment will apply for registration/enrolment on your behalf.
To be eligible for application, you must have nursing/midwifery registration from the country where you are trained as well as a current license to practice as a nurse or midwife.
In addition, you must show evidence that you have completed a nursing programme, which is equivalent (as assessed by SNB) to an accredited pre-registration/pre-enrolment nursing programme in Singapore.
i) All documents submitted to SNB for application for registration/enrolment will be kept by SNB as documentary proof and are not returnable. Any request for copies will not be entertained so you should submit only notarized documents.
ii) SNB does NOT work with employment agents.
iii) Agents are to work directly with the healthcare institutions’ human resource department.
Documents required for Registration/Enrolment
2) Certified true copy of original documents, to be submitted in support of your application are:
-Passport or NRIC (if applicable) Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
-Transcript of nursing education from training school/college/university (to include detailed breakdown of theory and clinical practice in hours or weeks)
-Training certificate(s) / Graduation Certificates
-Current nursing license /
-References/Work Testimonials from previous employer(s) to state the period of work, area of practice and nursing competency and must be written by Nursing Director/Head of Nursing
i) Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by an accurate translation in English and certified by Justice of Peace, Notary Public, Commissioner of Oath from their country of origin.
ii) Documents certified as “true copies”Must be initialled on every page of the document by the authorized officer (Justice of Peace, Notary Public, Commissioner of Oath, your employer or your supervisor,unless otherwise stated) Must include the name of authorized officer (full name), signature, date of certification and healthcare institution stamp and the notarization must be made in English.
iii) Photocopies of previously certified documents will not be accepted.
iv) Certified true copies will only be accepted in hard copy by mail or in person (Fax or Email will not be accepted).
v) Copies which are not acceptable to SNB will delay your application.
The following SNB Fees are applicable:
a) Application for Registration/Enrolment Fee (to be paid upon application)
b) Registration/Enrolment Fee (to be paid upon approval)
c) Application for Practising Certificate Fee (to be paid upon approval)Verification of Registration
The following verification of registration is required to verify that you are registered as a nurse/midwife and that no disciplinary proceedings have been taken or are pending against you: from the nursing registration authority in the country of your first registration, as well as from the nursing registration authority in each country that you had practised nursing/midwifery (if applicable)
You are required to make the request with each nursing regulatory authority and the verification must be sent directly to SNB Operating Office, addressed to Registrar, Singapore Nursing Board.
Verification of Transcripts of Nursing Education
Verification of transcripts of nursing education is required to provide evidence that you have acquired the nursing/midwifery education that you have listed on your Application Form.
Transcripts Must include detailed breakdown for theory and clinical practice in hours or weeks.You are required to make the request with the educational/training institution(s) and the transcripts must be sent directly to SNB Operating Office, addressed to Registrar, Singapore Nursing Board.
Outcome of Application
You may be:
-required to sit for an examination;and/or
-undergo a competency assessment; and/or
-placed on provisional registration/enrolment; and/or
-allowed to practice with conditions imposed as deemed appropriate by SNB
The SNB will inform you through your employing healthcare institution of the outcome of your application after assessment has been made.
For more information, visit the Singapore Nursing Board website Click Here