Two more WorldSkills medals for NYP
School of Health & Social Sciences Published on 07 Jan 2022

Our nursing students have done us proud – they’ve won a gold and bronze medal in the Health & Social Care skills area at WorldSkills Singapore 2021.

Elizabeth Lee and Apryl Fong took the gold and bronze medals respectively. A total of six competitors, including those from ITE and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, participated on 30 Dec 21.

Competitors were given a project planning test and various health care scenarios which they needed to manage. For example, they had to help a diabetic patient dress a wound, and teach him to self-monitor blood sugar levels.

Elizabeth, a 2nd year Diploma in Nursing student, says: “I was in the library when I received a text from my coach. I felt pleasantly surprised and also quite emotional. Above all, I just felt a deep sense of gratitude: I’m really thankful to have a supportive family, lecturers and coaches, and classmates.” According to her, what her coaches have taught her helped her stay calm during the intense competition.

She shares: “I’ve learnt to be organised and project a sense of confidence. It also helps that I really enjoy interacting with patients and taking care of them.”

As a gold medallist, Elizabeth will now get the chance to represent Singapore in the international leg of the WorldSkills Competition, to be held in Shanghai this year. This brings the total number of NYP competitors representing Singapore to 11!