Specialist Language Courses
Online English for Nurses

English for Nurses

This online English for Nurses course ensures that practising international nurses have the English they need to work safely and effectively in an English-speaking healthcare environment.

The course teaches a nurse the language they need to deliver high quality care across a wide range of scenarios. The units go from introductions to discussing pain, pressure area care, breathing difficulties, infection control, to managing IV therapy, falls and injuries, to administering medications and giving post-operative and end-of-life care.

Nurses work on all aspects of their medical language, including patient interactions, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and functional skills. The course has a strong practical focus and is regularly reviewed so the content is always relevant and up to date.

The course can be used wherever a nurse has an internet connection. Inputs and activities are short and focused, so even 10 minutes will be enough to learn some useful language.

CPD accreditation

Online English for Nurses is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK. On completion, the nurse receives a formal CPD Standards certificate for 80 CPD hours or points. CPD hours are accepted internationally and across multiple professional sectors.

Institutional course platforms and support

Any employer using SLC’s courses receives their unique platform design, where they get detailed reporting on what their nurses have done and what their scores are.
SLC provides academic and technical support, so organisations and nurses are supported throughout.

OET Preparation

The English for Nurses course is also excellent preparation for OET Nursing, required by nursing regulatory bodies in English-speaking countries such as the UK, Ireland and Australia. It provides the language foundation that those studying for OET Nursing need and can be combined with SLC’s Reach OET B Nursing course.

Organisational discounts

We provide organisational licences and discounts to the online English for Nurses course for employers wishing to support their international nurses. This offer can be combined to suit an organisation’s needs with our other courses, such as OET preparation, IELTS preparation, Medical Terminology, English for Care, English for Doctors, English for Medical Academic Purposes and English for Pharmacy.

100% of qualified nurses who took this course recommend it for others*
*information correct June 2019


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