Clinical training from the get-go
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PROJECT NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL AWARDAfter noticing the high burnout rates by caregivers of persons with dementia, nursing graduates Yan Pei Ling, Yew Chin Ning, Ashley Chee and Daryl Puan collaborated with their peers from NP’s Information Security & Forensics course to develop a multi-sensory therapy device for individuals with dementia. Known as “halcyon.”, it was shortlisted for the Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award 2019. The device includes a digital game, web application and a handheld therapeutic device, which helps patients to engage with their five senses. It also tracks the patient’s behavioral patterns, which allows therapists and doctors to administer treatment when necessary.*now renamed as Diploma in Nursing
A bout of depression and spate of illnesses set off a chain of events that led Tiffany Wong to think more deeply about her purpose in life. Nursing as a career stood out for Tiffany, because she hopes to make a positive difference in the lives of those struggling with health issues. Tiffany is always willing to invest her time and put her heart into caring for her patients, and believes her love for people will stand her in good stead. Besides being he recipient of the Lee Hsien Loong Outstanding All-Round Award and Lee Kuan Yew Award, Tiffany was also also the valedictorian of her cohort. She is currently pursuing her nursing degree in Alice Lee Centre for Nursing at National University of Singapore (NUS) under an NUS scholarship.*now renamed as Diploma in Nursing
NP Nursing graduate, Kelvin Koh, firmly believed that his nursing background will make him a better doctor. Armed with this motivation, Kelvin decided to pursue medicine. He subsequently graduated from the University of Western Australia with a medical degree, and is currently working at a healthcare institution in Victoria, Australia. Dr Koh is currently working in Melbourne as a family physician.*now renamed as Diploma in Nursing
Not long after she began her career as an operating theatre nurse at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Nursing graduate Evelyn Low joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Centre of Infectious Diseases (NCID). From drawing blood to administering medication, Evelyn was able to apply the skills she had learnt in NP to deliver quality care for patients. Despite her hectic schedule, working on the front line has affirmed Evelyn’s passion for her job. She finds great fulfilment in seeing*now renamed as Diploma in Nursing
Jovian enrolled in Optometry after completing the NITEC in Opticianry at ITE College East. After graduating, he worked in the Eagle Eye Centre to obtain his licence with the Optometrists & Opticians Board. He is currently working as an assistant manager at Essilor Amera’s Philanthropy division. He volunteers with Non-Governmental Organisations like Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and Sight to Sky, and has provided eye care services to people in Nepal and Ladakh, India.
Upon graduation, Cayce Tay completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Optometry at Cardiff University. She is now serving the community of Ipswich, UK, where she provides eye exams to detect and manage eye diseases.