How to Continue Acquiring New Nursing Skills While Working

How to Continue Acquiring New Nursing Skills While Working


Being a nurse is a rewarding yet demanding career. To stay on top of the game,  nurses have to cope with new technologies, procedures and best practices to provide better patient safety and care. Continuous learning is key to meet the diverse needs of patients in various medical settings.

There are plenty of ways to keep acquiring new nursing skills even with a hectic work schedule. Here are some tips to consider:

Pursue Higher Qualifications with King’s College London through its partnership with Ngee Ann Academy (NAA)

Advancing your qualifications can be an excellent way to gain new knowledge and expertise. If you are a registered nurse with a diploma in nursing, consider exploring King’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours (Top-up) Programme. This programme leverages a blended learning approach; the unique structure allows you to seamlessly integrate your studies into your existing work schedule. The teaching will be delivered in a combination of face-to-face classes at Ngee Ann Academy and through the King’s e-learning online platform. The online modules provide valuable knowledge alongside practical application, ensuring you can continue to fulfil your work commitments.

This part-time programme, spanning 24 months, serves as the foundational step, paving the way for nurses to progress seamlessly into the advanced *Master of Science in Clinical Nursing programme. Both these prestigious programmes are delivered and awarded by King’s College London, ranked #2 in the World and #1 in the UK for Nursing according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

Discover how the programme bridges the theory-practice gap. Read feedback from student about putting their knowledge into practice:

“This degree programme equips me with a set of skills for my next role. For example, one of the modules I have gone through emphasises assessment, learning, and teaching, and this equips me with a better way to teach and evaluate young nurses placed under my supervision.” said Mr Jasmeran Allan Chand a staff nurse at Changi General Hospital (CGH).

Moreover, the programme provides you with the opportunity to customise your learning path through a variety of elective modules. Dive deeper into subjects that align with your interests and professional ambitions, selecting from specialisations like geriatric care, palliative and end-of-life care, leadership and clinical governance, or team-based healthcare practice and decision-making.

Building Connections: Networking in Nursing Education

Networking with peers and mentors is another valuable aspect of continuing education as a nurse. Through the King’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours (Top-up) Programme, students have the opportunity to connect with experienced nursing professionals and fellow students from diverse backgrounds, different cultures and countries. These connections can provide valuable insights, support, and mentorship throughout the learning process. By engaging with peers and mentors, nurses can gain new perspectives, exchange ideas and collaborate on projects, enriching their learning experience.

Self-Directed Learning in Nursing

In addition to formal education programmes, nurses can also pursue self-directed learning opportunities to acquire new skills. There is a wealth of resources available, including online courses, webinars, workshops and professional conferences. Nurses can choose topics that align with their interests and professional goals, allowing them to tailor their learning experience to their needs. By taking the initiative and seeking out opportunities for self-directed learning, nurses can stay informed about the latest developments in healthcare and enhance their skill sets accordingly.


In conclusion, continuing to acquire new nursing skills and knowledge while working is essential for professional growth and development. The King’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours (Top-up) Programme offers a flexible and practical approach to furthering education for working nurses. By taking advantage of this programme, as well as other opportunities for self-directed learning and networking, nurses can stay at the forefront of their field and provide the highest quality care to their patients.

Take the next step in advancing your nursing career. Get in touch with our admissions team today to delve into programme details, and understand admission requirements.

*NB: The MSc in Clinical Nursing course is not accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and does not lead to certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN).

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