Singapore Board of Nursing

Singapore Nursing Board, SNB

About SNB

The Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) is the regulatory authority for nurses and midwives in Singapore.  Its scope and functions are defined in the Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209) for the purpose of registration and enrolment of nurses, the registration of midwives and the certification of Advanced Practice Nurses and related matters.

Vision of Singapore Nursing Board

World-Class Nursing for a Healthy Nation

Mission of Singapore Nursing Board

To Uphold Professional Nursing Standards and Honour Public Trust

Values of Singapore Nursing Board

  • Compassion
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Professional Excellence
  • Respect
  • Transparency

What is “Secretariat of healthcare Professional Boards”?

With effect from 1 Jan 2020, the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) is supported by the Secretariat of healthcare Professional Boards (SPB) for its secretariat and operational functions. The registration and regulation of nurses and midwives continue to be governed by SNB. SNB retain autonomy and independence over professional and statutory matters, as provided for under the Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209).

The Nurses and Midwives Act (Chapter 209) established the Singapore Nursing Board.

The functions of the Board are:

a) to approve or reject applications for registration and enrolment of nurses and for registration of midwives;

b) to approve or reject applications for certification of Advanced Practice Nurses;

c) to issue practising certificates;

d) to accredit –

i) courses in Singapore for the purposes of registration and enrolment of nurses,  registration of midwives and certification of Advanced Practice Nurses;

ii) courses in Singapore which provide qualifications in nursing or midwifery in addition to those required for registration and enrolment; and

iii) the institutions in Singapore offering any of these courses;

e) to regulate standards for the training and education of registered nurses, enrolled nurses, registered midwives and Advanced Practice Nurses;

f) to regulate the standards and scope of practice of registered nurses, enrolled nurses, registered midwives and Advanced Practice Nurses;

g) to regulate the professional conduct and ethics of registered nurses, enrolled nurses, registered midwives and Advanced Practice Nurses; and

h) generally to do all such acts, matters and things as are necessary or authorized to be carried out under the Act.

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SNB Board Members

Appointed Board (01 May 2021 to 30 April 2024)
ChairmanDr Tracy Carol Ayre
RegistrarMs Paulin Koh
Ex-officio MembersDr Lee Heow Yong
Mr Mark Ho
MembersMs Wong Sook Thow
Ms Nirmala Bte Karmaroon
Ms Koh Sioh Eng
Ms Karen Koh Wei Ling
Ms Tan Hwee Ngan
Ms Chan Mei Mei May
Ms Shirley Heng
Ms Lian Siew Bee
Ms Jancy Mathews
Dr Astrid Yeo Poh Kim
A/Prof Koh Siew Lin Serena
Ms Ng Geok Pin
Ms Elizabeth Choo Mei Yue
Board members of SNB

Guidelines and Standards


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For students considering enrolment or enrolled into pre-registration/ pre-enrolment nursing programmes as well as applicants for nursing registration/ enrolment.

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Contact for Singapore Nursing Board

General Email Enquiries:Please email us at for all enquiries, stating your full name and registration number where applicable.Do note that for nurses qualified overseas, we will not provide outcome of registration applications directly to individual applicants. Applicants are required to contact their employing healthcare institution instead.
Counter Services:
We are currently not providing counter services. (Please refer to SNB Announcements page for the latest information).Do refer to our website for information on enrolment/ registration of Nurses, Midwives and certification of Advanced Practice Nurses, including the renewal of Practising Certificates.
Correspondence Address:
Singapore Nursing Board
c/o Secretariat of healthcare Professional Boards (SPB)
81 Kim Keat Road #10-00
Singapore 328836In line with the Singapore government’s COVID-19 measures to reduce transmission risks, work-from-home continues to remain the default arrangement. As such, the Singapore Nursing Board office is temporarily closed until further notice. Our operations will remain open during the usual office hours on weekdays as the Secretariat staff continues to work from home.Please send your enquiries and requests to the SNB enquiry mailbox at Please avoid sending us hardcopy correspondence as the office is closed till further notice. Thank you.

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