Invitation to 1st NUS Nursing Alumni Journal Club

Dear Nursing Alumni,

The Nursing Alumni would be organising our inaugural NUS Nursing Alumni Journal Club, which serves to provide alumni members a platform to showcase their research, innovative practices and contributions to nursing. We hope this platform would spur graduates to participate actively in the sharing of knowledge through conferences and play an integral role in shaping the future of nursing locally and internationally.

Nursing Graduates from National University of Singapore and Singapore Institute of Technology are invited to join us.

Date: 8th December 2018, Saturday
Time: 0900hrs-1200hrs (Registration starts at 0845hrs)
Location: National Univerity of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MD6, 01-01B
Sign-up link: https://goo.gl/forms/LOJ7lnhg7kJam4Oz2

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NUSNA 1st Alumni Journal Club

Dear Nursing Alumni,

The Nursing Alumni would be organising our 1st Journal Club in December 2018 which serves to provide alumni members a platform to showcase their research, innovative practices and contributions to nursing. We hope this platform would spur graduates to participate actively in the sharing of knowledge through conferences and play an integral role in shaping the future of nursing locally and internationally.

We would like to invite you to share your clinical project and research in our Journal Club.

Graduates who are keen to present in our Journal Club but may not be able to confirm your availability are strongly encouraged to submit your abstracts. The NUS Nursing Alumni would produce an official letter stating your participation as a presenter once your abstract has been accepted.

Link: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/NHT5FiDQAjjTEkEjtKzsnPcFnmF4c9y0zslqH8ehGHTncSpuWdi8EeTEzvovB5IAEpUrbo5PAZBArvSpBYcGIHXuTp7bKYykALZE542ULZVuNQl5-p1OKsvFt5AxcNX7emEcpLk_

Regards,
NUS Nursing Alumni

Inter-Professional Education (IPE) sessions

Dear Alumni,
Hope all has been well!
As many of you know NUS Nursing Alumni has been continuously working closely with ALCNS, creating opportunities for our alumni to contribute in various ways.

Coming up, ALCNS is inviting the alumni to be part of Inter-Professional Education (IPE) projects incorporated into two nursing modules, involving group work between medical and nursing undergraduates. Participating alumni will co-facilitate in two Inter-Professional Education (IPE) projects. All NUS nursing graduates with clinical experience are welcome to join!

 

The projects will be conducted as such:
1. Students will be given case studies and reading materials to prepare beforehand
2. They will do a presentation based on the case study
3. Role of facilitator is to provide feedback based on their presentations

 

Details of the project are as as follow:
IPE Activity time-slots: Monday 10th Sept 2018, 1000 – 1300 hrs and Monday 10th Sept 2018, 1500 – 1800 hrs
Duration: 1.5 hour per session (2 sessions per time-slot), 10 sessions running concurrently
Participants: Year 1 Medical and Year 2 Nursing students
Briefing (Mandatory): 10th September 2018, 0900 – 1000 hrs OR 10th September 2018, 1400 – 1500 hrs

IPE Project ‖: NUR3114 Leadership and Management – Nurturing Respect through Rapport-Building and Conflict De-escalation

IPE Activity time-slots: Wednesday 10th Oct 2018, 0830 – 1130 hrs and Thursday 11th October 2018, 0830 – 1130 hrs
Duration: 1.5 hour per session (2 sessions per time-slot), 10 sessions running concurrently
Participants: Year 2 Medical and Year 3 Nursing students
Briefing (Mandatory): 10th October 2018, 0730 – 0830hrs OR 11th October 2018, 0730 – 0830hrs

As alumni, your role will be to co-facilitate alongside faculty and share your experiences related to their presentations. Through your sharing, we hope to provide medical and nursing students with real-world context while reinforcing the importance of good interprofessional relations. We hope that you can join us in preparing the respective health professional graduates to be ‘collaborative practice-ready’ so that they will fit into an integrated health system readily and provide the best healthcare for the people of Singapore. Your voluntary contribution will be greatly appreciated! In appreciation and recognition for your time and effort, you will be presented with a letter of acknowledgement.

 

Interested individuals, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/pOOvwx1m9ldJEQX73 by 15 July 2018. Please ensure your availability by applying for day-offs or leave on the respective dates you have registered for. (Do think of the poor nursing students who do not have alumni facilitators, we were all once nursing students too!)
“Every experience, good or bad is a priceless collector’s item” -Isaac Marion
We hope to create a NUS Nursing culture of SHARING EXPERIENCES AND SUPPORTING OUR JUNIORS, both during their school days, as well as after joining the workforce.

Do feel free to contact us for any queries. We hope to hear from you all soon!

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NUS Medicine Alumni Awards 2018

NUS Medicine proudly presents our inaugural Alumni Awards!
Held at the Medical Dinner on 3rd July 2018, the Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding alumni who have made significant and impactful contributions to their alma mater, society and/or the world.
Do you have someone in mind? Click the link below to submit your nomination(s) today!
Nominations close on Friday, 20 April 2018.
AlumAwards2018

Alumni Clinical Education (ACE) workshop for SIMPLE Programme

The SIMulation Professional Learning Environment (SIMPLE) programme is into its 6th year running last week as a collaborative partnership between NUS Nursing and NUS Nursing Alumni. Through this programme, alumni members are given the opportunity to be co-facilitators in clinical skills simulation classes for graduating nursing students at NUS. The programme had been receiving constant positive feedback from undergraduates. Undergraduates are able to learn about the latest frontline clinical practices from alumni members and are better prepared for work life after graduation.

The Alumni Clinical Education (ACE) provide registered nurses with the knowledge and skills in clinical teaching and assessment to nursing students. The learners were introduced on the principles underpinning effective teaching and assessment in the clinical and simulation learning environments. The teaching and assessment techniques include giving and receiving feedback, fostering clinical reasoning and reflective practice. As such, the ACE short course not only allows our undergraduates to learn from their seniors’ knowledge and clinical experience, but also grooms our Alumni in mentor- and preceptor-ship.

Through this structured workshop, NUS Nursing Faculty also passes on skills and tips on how alumni can be more effective facilitators to students. This provides the career growth and professional development of our alumni members and ensures that undergraduate students have a sound and conducive learning environment and teaching facilitators for safe clinical practice. Alumni Facilitators who had been certified and return the following year to continue in the program will not be required to be re-certified.

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22 alumni attended the 5th ACE workshop held in collaboration with Faculty from NUS Nursing as part of training to be Facilitators at lab classes for graduating students.

 

Alumni Clinical Education Course and Alumni OSCE Assessors

Dear Alumni,

We are excited to welcome you back to ALCNS to join us in the upcoming programmes organised collaboratively by the ALCNS and the NUS Nursing Alumni (NUSNA)! These programmes seek to provide a platform for you to enhance your professional development whilst allowing you to contribute back to our alma mater. To start off the year 2018, we have organized 2 programmes just for you! Details will be stipulated in this email.

1. Alumni Clinical Education (ACE) short course
Have you ever been afraid of the idea of preceptoring nursing students and fellow fledglings? Then this course is just for you! The Alumni Clinical Education (ACE) has been created to provide registered nurses with the knowledge and skills in clinical teaching and assessment to nursing students. The learners will be introduced on the principles underpinning effective teaching and assessment in the clinical and simulation learning environments. The teaching and assessment techniques include giving and receiving feedback, fostering clinical reasoning and reflective practice. As such, the ACE short course not only allows our undergraduates to learn from their seniors’ knowledge and clinical experience, but also grooms our Alumni in mentor- and preceptor-ship.

Important details of ACE
Maximum: 20 learners
Minimum requirements:
· At least 1 year of clinical experience
· Able to commit to either options A,B OR C
Options:

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A: CPE points
B: CPE points, Certificate of Participation
C: CPE points, Certificate of Participation
D: Certificate of Participation

As these simulation sessions aim to prepare the undergraduates for their Transition-To-Practice (TTP), the sessions are divided according to the various hospitals. It is preferred that interested facilitators choose the sessions assigned to the hospital they are working at/have worked before. Interested individuals who have experience working in paediatrics/obstetrics/gynaecology settings are encouraged to opt for sessions assigned for KKH. The clinical simulation dates and the respective assigned hospitals for each session are as follows.

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F.A.Q.
What if I would like to participate the simulation learning and assessment without going through the structured ACE training programme?
· You must have previously undertaken the SIMPLE programme as co-facilitators
· Upon completion, you will receive a letter of appreciation

2) Alumni OSCE Assessors

Had an experience in preceptorship but you would like further experience in refining your preceptorship skills? Then this course is for you! l If you would like to take up the role of an Alumni OSCE assessor, kindly find the relevant details below.

Important details of Alumni OSCE Assessors
Maximum capacity: 16 assessors
Minimum requirement:
· At least 3 years of clinical experience
· Able to commit fully to programme (as follows below)
Programme:
· OSCE briefing – 3hrs on 2 March (2pm to 5pm)
· Full day OSCE – 8hrs on 12 March (8pm to 6pm)
Benefits:
· Renumeration of SGD 150

If you are interested to participate in SFC or OSCE-AP, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/Ph92nT23u1Gt7UVs1 & https://goo.gl/forms/J0eYS31P0Fnb2Q3O2 respectively by 15/01/18. Note that the confirmation of SFC participation and allocation of SIMPLE program slots will be released by second week of January.
Please do not hesitate to drop us as an email, should you have any enquiries.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

Seminar Series 2017

The Seminar Series was successfully held on 16 December 2017 with support from Ministry of Health, National University Hospital, NUS ALCNS and NUS OAR. Our NUS Nursing Alumni members and NUS Nursing undergraduates found the seminar very insightful and shared their learning and experience enthusiatically.

There were two parts to the Seminar Series 2017 this year.

1) The Role of Communication: Managing difficult encounters with patients and their families: Part 1 seeks to equip nurses with the communication skills required to build and enhance professional relationships and manage challenging situations with patients and their families.

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2) Community Care Nursing: With the increasing demands of healthcare services owing to Singapore’s ageing population, part 2 of the seminar series seeks to share with nurses the latest on Singapore’s community healthcare landscape, its developments and opportunities available for our nurses in community nursing.PhotoGrid_1513402949621.jpg

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Our nursing alumni members interacting with Nurse Clinician Seri Sastika (National University Cancer Institute, National University Hospital) sharing real clinical scenarios and discussing ways to mitigate problems faced.

IMG-20171216-WA0003_mr1513400013401Senior Manager Ms Helen Goh and Advanced Practice Nurse Zhang Di, Nursing Capability Department, Ministry of Health shared the latest on Singapore’s community healthcare landscape, its developments and opportunities available for our nurses in community nursing. Community nurses will have the opportunity to participate in wide range of community nursing services and roles from Pre-frail to Palliative care.

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Thank you and see you at our next event!

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