If you are a nursing student, a nurse or other healthcare professional who may work in English, this dynamic program is designed for you. It is intended for nurses and nursing students who wish to develop the language and intercultural communication skills necessary for dealing with patients and their families in English. It focuses on developing speaking and listening skills leading to increased communication competence and confidence in a variety of nurse-patient interactions.
English for Professional Purposes classes designed specifically for the healthcare field
Workshops and Seminars with McGill faculty and practicing nurses
Opportunities to “shadow” nurses at local hospitals and other healthcare facilities
The program consists of three modules that promote task-based, discovery and experiential-based learning opportunities:
Module 1: Specialized Language
Emphasis is placed on reinforcing the essential language needed to provide primary care in common patient-nurse situations such as in Midwifery / Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Triage Assessment, Surgery, Oncology, Trauma, Emergency and Intensive / Critical Care to name a few.
Module 2: Field Specific Workshops
This module comprises several workshops by McGill nursing professors and/or practicing nurses. Emphasis is placed on:
o the McGill Model of Nursing
o Nursing Practice in Quebec/Canada
o An Overview and Trends of the North American Healthcare System
Module 3: Healthcare Facility Site Visits
Students will visit hospitals and other healthcare facilities to see first hand how nursing is practiced in Quebec. They will have the opportunity to ask questions to healthcare professionals on staff as well as to “shadow” nurses while they are making their rounds and providing healthcare to patients.