Senior Staff Nurse Ryan Chua awarded at the Nurses’ Merit Award 2017
[Mr Chua Rongyue Ryan, Senior Staff Nurse]
On 7 July 2017, 100 nurses were presented the Nurses’ Merit Award during the annual award ceremony which honours nurses for their contributions and preeminent performance in the nursing profession. Senior Staff Nurse Mr Chua Rongyue Ryan was one of the deserving recipients of the 2017 Nurses’ Merit Award. The award was presented by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health.
“It is not farfetched to say that nurses are the cornerstone in patient care management. We play vital roles in helping patients in their recovery to optimal health, and we invest the same time and effort in them as we would for our own family. In short, nurses help make people better – this is what inspired me to become one. In my seven years of nursing so far, I have been fortunately blessed with plenty of learning opportunities to grow and develop myself, both on the personal and the professional aspect. Bolstered with organisational support from the National Skin Centre, I was able to obtain a Masters scholarship in Clinical Research, and was also given the chance to educate the public via community outreach initiatives, organise training seminars for fellow nurses and grow the Dermatology Nursing Chapter under the Singapore Nurses Association. I believe these are all important roles that nurses play to aggregate and foster society’s health education. I am also heartened and proud to learn from nurses from other countries that Singapore’s healthcare sector is internationally renowned. This motivates me to continue to play my part in helping to further reinforce our nation’s nursing reputation and develop more cohesive community care. The Nurses’ Merit Award is both an immense privilege and testament to my work. I hope to continue devoting my time and effort in shaping Singapore’s shifting healthcare landscape into a sustainable and progressive one.”