I decided to study for a Bachelor of Nursing because I wanted to advance my career after getting my diploma from NYP. This programme is strongly structured for nurses to develop their professional knowledge.
Discover SIM GE Bachelor programme enhances Su Htet Htet Aung's nursing career SALARY increase and the prospects of promotion are what Staff Nurse Su Htet Htet Aung enjoys after she graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) from SIM-University of Sydney in March 2013. Staff Nurses like Su begin their nursing career after obtaining their basic Diploma in Nursing from one of the polytechnics. Many of them would then proceed to a Bachelor qualification. Some even go on to Honours or even to a Master. In the case of Su, she is now enrolled with the same university, doing her Honours, focusing on research on breast cancer. Nursing and its associated responsibilities - like caring for others and making a difference in their lives - hold considerable appeal for Su, 26, who has been working at Singapore General Hospital for more than three years. She says on nursing: “I wanted to do something in my career that is interesting, challenging and makes a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. “I decided to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing programme because I wanted to advance my career after getting my diploma. This programme is strongly structured for nurses to develop their professional knowledge.” Her Honours programme is a research degree. "I think that research training is essential for any nurse because of the emphasis on evidence-based nursing. This means we learn to use research to answer questions we have about patient care and use these research findings to inform policy and change practice.” She also learned advanced clinical assessment skills, leadership and management skills, research skills, clinical and patient education skills extensively. “My salary increased after graduating from the University of Sydney programme and I will be promoted to Senior Staff Nurse after I have five years of working experience,” she adds. Registered nurses enrolled in the University of Sydney’s part-time nursing programme can complete their studies in one or two years. It is fully taught by leading nursing academics from Sydney's Nursing School and is the same programme offered to students in Australia, but incorporates relevant case studies from Singapore. Part-time flexibility Balancing part-time studies with shift work and personal commitments was a huge challenge, but SIM GE’s lesson structure helped Su to manage it all. “Classes are taught in the evenings so I was able to go for morning duty. There are also study breaks between the semesters. So, I can still enjoy my holidays and spend my time with friends and family.” Determination and discipline also played a part. “Sometimes, I had to work the night shift after my classes. Determination was most important. It was my self-interest. It was my goal. No matter how busy I was with my duties, no matter how tired I was, nothing could stop me from studying.” - Material based on TODAY newspaper advertorial on August 13, 2013