AMK-THKH Nurse Educator, Ms Jocelyn Ng wins President's Award for Nurses 2015
Ms Jocelyn Ng (second from left) receiving the President’s Award for Nurses from President Tony Tan Keng Yam. With them are
(left, Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, Mrs Mary Tan, First Lady and Mrs Tan Soh Chin, Chief Nursing Officer).
Ms Jocelyn Ng Ling Hui, Nurse Educator at Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital (AMK-THKH) was one of the seven nurses to receive the prestigious President’s Award for Nurses from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on July 31. She is also the only nurse from the Intermediate and Long Term Care Sector (ILTC) to receive the award this year. The award is a fitting testament to a career that began 15 years ago, when her grandfather was admitted to Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital, as it was called then. “I was greatly inspired by the team of nurses who spent time helping my forlorn grandfather build up his confidence. I could see that their inspirational words and their sincere care for my grandfather perceptibly improve his outlook. This combination of their professional expertise along with their heartfelt care for patients made me decide that this was the profession for me,” shared Jocelyn. This initial experience has been an important guiding principle in her daily professional life. “They made me understand that one needs be passionate about nursing care and about people to provide the best possible care to patients,” shared Jocelyn. Today, as a Nursing Officer who designs and implements continuing education programmes for nurses, Jocelyn is now a mentor, sharing her experiences and professional expertise with junior and aspiring nurses. It is a role she approaches with relish. “Continuing professional development of nurses is a central plank of nursing care. Patients are now more knowledgeable with the availability of medical information online. Hence, it is important to expand one’s knowledge and skill sets to meet the increasing expectations in the delivery of better patient care,” explained Jocelyn. The President Award for Nurses, which started in 2000, recognises nurses for their contributions to education, leadership, research and administration in the field of Nursing and is the highest accolade for the profession in Singapore.
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