NOTICE PAPER NO. 1375
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 4 OCTOBER 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
MP for Nee Soon GRC
Question No. 2146
To ask the Minister for Health for each year over the past five years (a) what is the number of students who enrolled into nursing programmes in the ITE, polytechnics and universities respectively; and (b) what is the number and percentage of nursing students who go on to practise nursing after graduation from the ITE, polytechnics and universities respectively.
The nursing intake numbers in the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) have remained relatively stable between 2017 and 2021, after growing by around 20% in the five years before that. Each year, about 2,100 students are admitted into pre-registration nursing courses at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann Polytechnic and National University of Singapore (NUS) combined.
Employment outcomes for nursing graduates have also been strong over the same period. Based on the annual Graduate Employment Survey (GES) conducted by the IHLs, 83% were in full-time permanent (FTP) employment within six months after graduation. Of those in FTP employment, nine in 10 were working as nurses.