English For Nurses
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This course aims to equip nurses who are speakers of English as a second language with the necessary communication skills and specialist language to go about their profession with confidence. Lesson content focuses on the specific vocabulary and communication skills required in a variety of medical contexts, with an emphasis on practical application.
The course covers all English language skills, with a particular focus on listening and speaking. Students will practise language relevant to day-to-day nursing through case-studies, role-play, communicative activities and real-world simulations. Information on the UK healthcare system will also be provided.
15, 20 or 25 hours per week
Any Monday (except bank holidays)
Minimum 2 weeks
Qualified or trainee nurses who wish to improve their English language skills
Standard (15 hours a week), Intensive (20 hours a week) or Super-intensive (25 hours a week). This programme is also available as a pathway module and can be combined with General English or IELTS preparation.
Course content includes areas such as:
• General nursing
• Medical terminology
• Patient admissions & discharge
• Putting patients at ease
• Completing & understanding medical documentation
• Introduction to British/Irish healthcare system
• Checking & clarifying information
• Showing empathy
Students require a minimum General English level of B1.
Our English for Nurses syllabus has been carefully designed and structured to ensure students make maximum progress throughout their course. A range of specific Nursing course books are used over the programme, along with additional material to ensure that students develop their language skills and reach the required standard.