SINGAPORE – Local nursing students who graduate in 2023 and join the public healthcare sector will be eligible for a sign-on bonus of $15,000, as part of efforts to strengthen the hiring of nurses here.
The bonus will be paid out over two years, in three tranches of $5,000 each with the first given at the start of employment, while the remaining two will be paid at the end of the first and second years of service.
This will apply to all fresh nursing graduates from local polytechnics and universities who enter nursing in the public healthcare clusters, or publicly funded residential community care organisations such as nursing homes.
Those who graduated from the Institute of Technical Education’s nursing programme in December 2022 and join nursing in 2023 will also be eligible.
The bonus however does not apply to those who have already taken up a sponsorship or scholarship package.
Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said the bonus will be backdated to allow those who joined from January 2023 to benefit.
Find out more : The Straits Times