Cambridge English for Nursing Pre-intermediate (with an audio CD) is for pre-intermediate level (A2-B1) learners of English who need to use English in a nursing environment. The course can be used in the classroom or for self-study.
Cambridge English for Nursing is designed to improve the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of healthcare professionals, enabling them to work more confidently and effectively. With an emphasis on listening and speaking, the course covers core areas of nursing such as patient admission, taking medical specimens, patient handover, post-operation assessment and discharge planning. Authentic tasks and activities based on everyday nursing scenarios - from dealing with patients in pain to discussing lifestyle changes - make the course relevant and motivating. The course also features online activities which focus on the latest advances in nursing technology. These help to keep nurses up-to-date and confident when faced with unfamiliar equipment in new environments. This course requires no specialist knowledge on the part of the teacher as comprehensive teacher's notes are available online. It is also ideal for self-study for healthcare professionals without the time to attend a teacher-led programme.
series editor : Jeremy Day
Virginia Allum, co-author of Cambridge English for Nursing (Cambridge University Press) currently works as a staff nurse in a Ramsay Health UK hospital in Devon. After obtaining her TESOL Certificate, she taught English for Nursing at vocational training institutions in Queensland, Australia and was nurse facilitator on the diploma course. "I write books and online courses in particular for nurses drawing on my experience as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator. I try to offer as many options for learning as possible as I am mindful of the difficulties of combining shift work with learning".
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