Education Resources

Following their initial preparation, it is important that Nurses continue to update and develop their knowledge and skills through continuing nursing education.

CNE occurs in a variety of forms of learning experiences, including but not limited to lectures, conferences, academic studies, seminars, workshops, extension studies, and independent/web-based/home study programmes undertaken by Nurses.  Education and training must be relevant to their practice in the following broad categories:

  • Care enhancement, e.g. counselling skills
  • Health promotion
  • Specialty development
  • Technological advances in clinical practice
  • Research or research related activities
  • Leadership and management in nursing

CNE Training Process

12 CNE credit hours are required each year.

Training for Registered Nurses (Staff Nurses)

All Registered Nurses must participate in the following courses every two years:

  • Nursing Documentation
  • Physical Assessment
  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Code Management
  • Medication Workshop


Training for Trained Clinical Nurses (Enrolled Nurses)

All Trained Clinical (Enrolled) Nurses must participate in the following courses:

  • Nursing Documentation
  • Physical Assessment
  • Professional & Ethics
  • Code Management


All Nurses must have received certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

All Obstetrics and Paediatric Nurses must receive certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP) and Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

All Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Room Registered Nurses must receive certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Training for Community Health Services Nursing Staff

Community Health Nursing lecture series, “Introduction to Community Nursing Practices”, are held as the need arises for all Community Health Nursing Staff.

Training for Nursing Support Staff

Continuing education is held two hours every week for Nursing Auxiliaries and Attendants.

Specialty Course training is held as the need arises, e.g. Introduction to Intensive Care Unit, Introduction to Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing and Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing.