Nurses are an integral part of the healthcare team. At NUH, nurses at every level are empowered to shape and govern their clinical practice. In this series, nurses share their stories on pursuing their nursing passion.

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Gabriella D/O M Kaniasan
Staff Nurse
Nurshafiqah Binte Othman
Senior Enrolled Nurse
Christina Wai
Assistant Nurse Clinician
Sushma Sukanya Mohan
Senior Staff Nurse
Obstetrics & Gynaecology​

Pursuing My Nursing Passion - A Joyful Journey
Gabriella D/O Kaniasan (Staff Nurse, Paediatrics)

“Nursing has been a blissful and exciting journey! 

I started my nursing career as an enrolled nurse. I decided to pursue my nursing diploma at @Ngee Ann Polytechnic – almost 10 years after working as an enrolled nurse following my graduation from ITE in 2008. I joined NUH in 2020 upon graduating. 

Nursing has moulded me to be the person I am today. Through the advice and guidance of my managers, preceptors and colleagues, I have changed and grown to be more detailed in my work and take feedback positively. Nursing to me, is a continuous journey of learning.

Today, I am proud to be a paediatric nurse, journeying alongside my brave young patients on their recovery. 
With the encouragement and support of my supervisors, I am pursuing my part-time degree with NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, to further equip myself with knowledge to provide better nursing care for my patients.”

Pursuing My Nursing Passion - Touching Lives, One at A Time
Nurshafiqah Binte Othman (Senior Enrolled Nurse, Ophthalmology)

“Opportunities are everywhere, regardless where you are posted to. 

Being a nurse is never stagnant. There’s always something new you can learn, especially in an academic medical centre like NUH. Having worked in the wards and now as an outpatient ophthalmology nurse, I have been able to make constant growth professionally!

I joined NUH upon graduating from ITE College East. When I first started working, I was afraid of what was in store as it was my first full-time job. 

My worries were unfounded as my seniors patiently guided and showed me the ropes. At NUH, we focus on rapport building with our patients.

Aside from my nursing duties, I was given opportunities to guide and be a preceptor to student nurses and new joiners. I was also a nurse ambassador, where I represented NUH and spoke to nursing students regarding a career with us.

There’s never a dull day at NUH nursing!”

Pursuing My Nursing Passion - A Lifetime of Rewards 
Christina Wai (Assistant Nurse Clinician, Medicine)

“I was determined to pursue an education in nursing since my secondary school days. I worked hard and went on to study nursing at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Despite my love for children, I didn’t want to just focus on one specialty at the start of my career and had picked ‘multi-disciplinary’ as my interest during the interview. 

I’m glad I did. 12 years on, I am still loving my practice at a multi-disciplinary isolation ward where I get to care for both adults and children. 

We are like a family here. Through the years, there have been various opportunities for me to broaden my knowledge within a warm and caring nursing environment NUH nursing offers.”

Pursuing My Nursing Passion - Bringing Lives into the World

Sushma Sukanya Mohan (Senior Staff Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

“I graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and joined NUH in 2010. It’s pure bliss to be posted to the Delivery Suite! 

At NUH, I have been provided with multiple opportunities to improve my skills with in-house courses and sponsorship awards to pursue higher academic qualifications.

I have always believed that being a midwife is my calling in life. I was euphoric when I finally became a midwife in 2016 after I graduated from NYP’s Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Midwifery), sponsored by NUH.
Witnessing patients see their baby for the very first time makes me feel that my job is worth it at the end of the day.

This is what keeps me coming back to work every day.”