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Dr Karen Koh

Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, 
Ministry of Health, Singapore


Dr Karen Koh is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) at National University Hospital (NUH) and is seconded to Ministry of Health as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. Dr Koh has been actively involved in the APN development both nationally and at NUH. She was instrumental in the establishment of the enhanced APN internship (2015), National APN exam via Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), National Collaborative Prescribing Programme (2018) for APNs and now actively working on launching Integrated APN internship (2021) based. As a practising APN, she has also influenced model of care provided by APNs such as ward-based APNs, transitional care services and technology based care.


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Presentation Synopsis

APN Development in Singapore
Track Type: Plenary Lecture |Date: 19 Aug 2021 (Thu) | Time: 1100 - 1145


This presentation captures the various Advanced Practice Nursing development milestones in Singapore. It will also aim to provide insight on developing Advanced Practice Nursing services, recommendations where Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) can contribute towards and challenges that APNs will need to overcome.

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