Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses offers free online programs with a variety of learning options to meet your needs. Healthcare communication modules are designed to help internationally-educated Nurses & healthcare professionals gain communication skills and cultural knowledge needed to enter and integrate successfully into healthcare in Canada.  Helping students gain the skills they need to pass CELBAN is a priority, and integrated in all modules. Students are placed into a module according to their current language proficiency.  Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) Navigator Services assist IEN in understanding Nursing Licensure requirements, such as NNAS and provincial Nursing regulator requirements. 

CELBAN PREPARATION: HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION MODULES OFFERED

12 week modules 

These modules are intended for those at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6-7 or equivalent.

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Canadian Healthcare Communication (CLB/LINC 6, IELTS 5)

  • Module 2 - Intermediate Canadian Healthcare Communication (CLB/LINC 7, IELTS 6)

  • Pronunciation for Healthcare Professionals (CLB/LINC 7+, IELTS 6+)

6 week Intensive modules (NEW APRIL 2019!)

These modules are intended for those at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 8+ or equivalent. (Note if you have successfully completed Module 2, you are eligible to register for either intensive 1 or 2.)

  • Intensive 1 (Formally Module 3) (CLB/LINC 8+, IELTS 7+)

  • Intensive 2 (Formally Module 4)  (CLB/LINC 8+, IELTS 7+)     

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    Available courses

    Module 1 of the Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses/Health Care Professionals program is a 12 week introduction to Canadian Healthcare Communication. It is designed for internationally-educated nurses who have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) (or equivalent English language proficiency test) levels of 6-7 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and Writing. (IELTS 5.5-6).  Module 1 includes lessons and activities that focus on foundational language skills and CELBAN preparation skill building/prep.

    Topics covered: Listening, Reading & Writing skills for health professionals, reporting on patients, pain vocabulary & asking questions, giving instructions/suggestions. 

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    Module 2 of the Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses (CCCN) program is a 12-week session designed to help internationally-educated nurses gain the communication skills needed to be successful on the job in Canada. It is designed for internationally-educated nurses who have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) (or equivalent English language proficiency test) levels of 7-8 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and Writing. Healthcare Language skills in listening, speaking, reading & writing are integrated into each lesson which helps participants prepare for the CELBAN.

    Topics Covered: Patient Interview skills, therapeutic communication techniques, lay language, patient centred care, critical thinking, expressing opinions, narrative documentation, indigenous peoples in Canada and Nursing culture in Canada.

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    Our INTENSIVE programs were designed for busy people like you! We know you have family, work, and other commitments so we condensed our regular programming to save you time.This module is designed to help internationally-educated Nurses gain the communication skills needed to pass CELBAN and be successful on the job in Canada. Each week also include live 1.5hr classes that focuses on CELBAN preparation activities. 

    Topics covered: Therapeutic Communication, Patient-Centred Care, Culturally-Sensitive Care, Cultural Safety and Indigenous Health, Lay Language.

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    Our INTENSIVE programs were designed for busy people like you! We know you have family, work and other commitments so we condensed our regular programming to save you time.This module is designed to help internationally-educated Nurses gain the communication skills needed to pass CELBAN and be successful on the job in Canada. Each week also includes live 1.5hr classes that focuses on CELBAN preparation activities. 

    Topics covered: Cultural values & Conflict management, Dealing with Anger and Conflict, Assertive Communication, Reporting, Documentation.

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    Pronunciation training does not seek to eliminate an individual’s accent, but rather to assist participants to improve their spoken communication within the Canadian context.  This training is offered to Health Professionals (Nurses, Doctors, Health Care Aids, etc.) who are finding their pronunciation to be affecting their ability to communicate clearly and effectively with their patients, colleagues and families.  The program uses medical vocabulary, exercises, and role-playing unique to the medical setting. Students are required to complete online lessons & assessment tasks weekly and participate in the weekly live online classes.  

    Online Classes: Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm (Central)

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    This service helps internationally educated nurses understand the process that is required to become a licensed Nurse in Canada. NNAS (National Nursing Assessment Service) and Nursing Regulators registration process are explained. The Nurse Navigators help guide Internationally Educated Nurses to make a plan and to identify nursing related jobs for the short term or as career alternatives.

     

    An important part of the Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses program, is the Institutional CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses).  Also referred to as the "I-CELBAN". The Institutional CELBAN is a practice test offered to current students who meet their module completion requirements. 

     

     

    Healthcare webinars focus on important topics that Internationally Educated Health professionals need to understand when practicing in Canada.  Topics such as Patient Centred Care, Shift to Shift reports, SBAR,Critical Thinking Skills, Taking a patient history, Dementia, Long Term Care, Mental health assessment and Indigenous Awareness are examples of webinars that have been done. 

    This course is requirement to confirm your registration with us.  Students are only confirmed in their module after completing this short course (15-30mins) The purpose for this is to ensure students can participate and fully interact with course material.  This includes  being able to record audio in the CCCN platform.

    This course is designed for Professional English Group Canada Instructors that teach the Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses Program. 

    Abstract:

    Thriving programs stay relevant to the needs of students. This presentation will focus on how programming models can utilize technology/eLearning options purposefully to better engage learners. A “Responsive program design” is less about buildings and more about eLearning options!  The reality is that for many EAL learners, attending a full time face to face program is not possible. (And sometimes not what is needed or best!)  In 2015, The Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses program had learners participating from 17 different communities in Manitoba!  When making program decisions, we ask ourselves, “How can we offer the same quality programming to those in Thompson as those in Winnipeg?” How can we design an eLearning program that is interactive that utilizes all language skills?”  In our presentation we will talk about the need to be a responsive program and present strategies/decision making processes for integrating technology and eLearning options.