English In The Nursing Syllabus

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WHY SHOULD ENGLISH BE INCLUDED IN THE NURSING SYLLABUS?

English is the language currently used for most of the international transactions.

English can widen your horizons and help you to deepen your scientific knowledge and create work-related opportunities.

CONFERENCES:

Most scientific congresses, seminars and conferences are currently held in English and visiting lecturers, colleagues and tutors often prefer to use this language.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

There is a demand for nurses everywhere around the world. Nurses can gain valuable experience by working overseas and also obtain higher qualifications in specialised fields.

Aid-workers are required in war-torn nations and areas of natural disasters.
Besides, work is avaliable for nurses in tourist resorts and health care clinics.

EDUCATION:

You can surf the internet for information and research updates and most of the time you will have to do this in English.

You can read and use American and English Medical, Nursing and Scientific Journals-which often take time to be translated.

You can watch documentaries and TV programmes in their original version.

MANUALS:

Instruction manuals for various machines and instruments of common use in your place of work are frequently written in English.

PATIENT CARE:

Patients who cannot communicate their needs to hospital personnel are at a distinct disadvantage and very often have a slower recovery rate.

Besides, patients may present case histories or medication details in English, and it would be very useful for you to understand them.

Do you need any more reasons for considering English as an essential part of your training as a nurse?

Maybe you can think of any other reason…If so, add it to this list and start working to improve your English!

Source: Universidad de Cantabria

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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