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!

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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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3rd NUSNA Annual General Meeting

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3rd NUS Nursing Alumni Annual General Meeting was sucessfully held on 27th November 2017, with the year-in-review by the 2nd NUSNA President, Ms Sarah Ong. The incoming president, Mr Suresh Rajasekram (NUS Nursing, Class of 2016) also shared about the upcoming events for NUS Nursing Graduates. The 2nd NUSNA committee has handed over the reins to the 3rd, and would like to wish them all the best.

Mr Suresh and NUSNA’s newly-appointed six Member EXCO will lead the NUSNA towards its mission of strengthening alumni camaraderie and ties.

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President (2nd from the left)
Suresh s/o Rajasekaram

Vice President (1st from the left)
Ho Jian Hui Tarcisus

Honorary General Secretary and Director (Professional Development) (Centre)
Sumathi d/o Gunasundram

Honorary Treasurer (2nd from the right)
Tan Hai Shan

Director (Social and Welfare) and Assistant Director (Professional development) (Not in the picture)
Seah Hui Wen Valerie

Director (Social Media and Communications) (1st from the right)
Cheng Ling Jie

ALCNS Advisor
Associate Professor Liaw Sok Ying

Follow us on our website and instagram for more details on upcoming events:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NUSNA/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nusnursingalumni/

For more details: http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/nursing/news-and-events/news/20171212-nusna_president-suresh.html

 

NUSNA Seminar Series 2017

Dear NUS Nursing Alumni and Graduating Students

We, the 3rd Executive Committee of the NUS Nursing Alumni, invite you to attend the 2017 Seminar Series encompassing two parts:

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.

Speaker: Seri Sastika (Nurse Clinician), National University Cancer Institute, National University Hospital

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.

Speaker: Ms Helen Goh (Senior Manager), Nursing Capability Department, Ministry of Health.

For the benefit of our esteemed speakers and attendees who arrive early, Please DO NOT be late.

Venue: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MD6 01-01B

Date: 16th December 2017 (Saturday)
Registration: 8.45am sharp 
Registration fee: $12 (for alumni members), $10 (for graduating students).
Sign-up link: https://goo.gl/forms/CEsIAkR4mKit84eo1
Breakfast will be provided.

Upon successful complete of the 2017 Seminar Series, participants will be awarded 2 CPE points.

Please note that this event is only open to the FIRST 25 SIGN-UPS!! So hurry and register for your spot today! The first successful 25 sign-ups will receive an event confirmation via email/SMS, so do look out for it!

 

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2016 Event Updates

Hi!

We are approaching the second half of 2016 and NUSNA has a line up of events for you and your friends!

In August, we will welcome our new nursing graduates at our annual Welcome Tea event! This year, we hope to involve Management/HR at various hospitals to provide more information on career progression during our sharing session. We will continue to invite the senior alumni working in the same hospital to meet up with their junior nurses to share tips on working.

In September, we will be organizing a new local community outreach program set for a sustainable CIP concept. We will be going to the Red Cross Home for the Disabled to either help with the nursing care of the patients with cerebral palsy or bring a cheer to their hearts! The first session will be held in conjunction with NUS Day of Service. We encourage our alumni to sign up!

In October, NUSNA will organize our Career Development Day (CDD) or Seminar Series. The focus this year will be on alternative career paths we can consider as nurses, clinical and non-clinical that are outside of the acute hospitals. It will be held at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House on Kent Ridge Campus. Register with us for early bird prices!