Your organisation can receive government funding for the following components as part of the RTN programme:
a. 3-month refresher course
Returning nurses will undergo a 1-month classroom-based training and a 2-month on-the-job training (OJT) with your organisation under the refresher course.
|Your organisation pays (excluding GST)||$900 (10%)|
|Government Funding||$8,100 (90%)|
|Total Course Fees||$9,000|
Note: This course is compulsory if the nurse you are hiring has left the practice for 5 years or longer. His/ her renewed Practising Certificate (PC) from the Singapore Nursing Board will only be issued upon completion of the refresher course.
If he/ she has not been practising for less than five years and still have a valid PC, he/ she may choose to commence work with your organisation immediately.
b. Salary support
Returning nurses will be paid their salary during the refresher course.
|Profile of Returning Nurse||Support|
|Below 40 years old and/or unemployed for less than 6 months at point of course commencement||70% of monthly salary (capped at $4,000 per eligible individual)
|Above 40 years old and/or unemployed for more than 6 months at point of course commencement*||90% of monthly salary* (capped at $6,000 per eligible individual)
*Enhanced Salary Support is available only to Singapore Citizens.
To support nurses returning to the Community Care sector, you will be provided funding of $2,400 per returning nurse (for five months) to arrange for nursing preceptors within your organisation to mentor these nurses.
Your organisation is required to provide a structured orientation programme for the returning nurse.
d. Retention Bonus
As part of the programme, eligible returning nurses will receive a Community Care Retention Bonus fully covered by government funding.
ENs and RNs on full-time employment (at least 21-hour work week) will receive $3,000 and $5,000 respectively, while those on part-time employment (less than 21-hour work week) will receive $1,500 (ENs) and $2,500 (RNs).