3220-Nursing Associate Professionals

Job Title: 

Nursing Associate Professionals

Job Description: 

Nursing associate professionals provide basic nursing and personal care for people

in need of such care due to effects of ageing, illness, injury or other physical or mental impairment. They generally work under the supervision of, and in support of, implementation of health care, treatment and referrals plans established by medical, nursing and other health professionals.


Tasks include:

  • providing nursing and personal care and treatment and health advice to patients according to care plans established by health professionals
  • administering medications and other treatments to patients, monitoring patients' condition and responses to treatment, and referring patients and their families to a health professional for specialised care as needed
  • cleaning wounds and applying surgical dressings
  • updating information on patients' condition and treatments received in record-keeping systems
  • assisting in planning and managing the care of individual patients
  • assisting in giving first-aid treatment in emergencies
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Assistant nurse
Enrolled nurse

This unit group excludes

Nursing aide (clinic, hospital) (5320)
Healthcare assistant (5320)
Veterinary nurse (3240)
Registered nurse (2220)

Specific Occupations: 

Enrolled/Assistant nurse (excluding registered nurse)

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore