Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses is a free online program that has a variety of learning options to meet your needs.It is designed to help internationally-educated Nurses gain communication skills and cultural knowledge which are needed to enter and integrate successfully into healthcare in Canada.

MODULES OFFERED

There are five modules that are each designed to be completed during a 12 week session, as well as monthly webinars on various health care topics. Students are placed into a module according to their current language proficiency.

  1. Module 1 - Introduction to Canadian Healthcare Communication (CLB/LINC 6, IELTS 5)
  2. Module 2 - Intermediate Canadian Healthcare Communication (CLB/LINC 7, IELTS 6)
  3. Module 3 - Advanced Canadian Healthcare Communication (CLB/LINC 8+, IELTS 7+)

       Onsite/Blended Classes in Winnipeg (Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:00pm)

   4. Module 4 - Advanced Canadian Healthcare Communication (CLB/LINC 8+, IELTS 7+)

       Onsite/Blended Classes in Winnipeg (Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:00pm)

   5. Pronunciation for Healthcare Professionals (CLB/LINC 7+, IELTS 6+) - Fall 2018!

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR APRIL 4 - JUNE 22' 2018 SESSION!

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    Available courses

    We are pleased to offer Pronunciation for Health Professionals.  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. 

    This program offers personalized pronunciation within a small group setting online.  The program is specifically designed for nurses, using vocabulary, exercises, and role-playing unique to the medical setting. 

    This service helps internationally educated nurses understand the process that is required to become a licensed Nurse in Manitoba. 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.

     

    This service is available to:

    • Permanent residents or Provincial Nominees who have received their letter of approval from the Province of Manitoba

    • Internationally Educated Nurses (Individuals who were educated/licensed as a Nurse outside of Canada.)

    Module 1 of the Canadian Culture and Communication for Healthcare 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.

    Instructors:

    • Linda Manimtim (Online)

    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 Manitoba. 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.

    Instructors:

    • Amy Armstrong (Online) 
    • Nicole Moore (Online) 

    Module 3 of the Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses (CCCN) program is a 12-week session designed to help internationally-educated health professionals gain the communication skills needed to be successful on the job in Canada. It is designed for internationally-educated health professionals who have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) (or equivalent English language proficiency test) levels of 8+ in Listening, Speaking and Reading and Writing.

    Blended Classes in Winnipeg: Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm.

    Instructors:

    • Linda Olson (Onsite)
    • Elizabeth Nachtigall (Online)
    • Stephen Sawchyn (Online) 

    Module 4 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 Manitoba. It is designed for internationally-educated nurses who have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) (or equivalent English language proficiency test) levels of 8+ in Listening, Speaking and Reading and Writing.

    Blended Classes in Winnipeg: Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Instructors:

    • Linda Olson (Onsite) 
    • Sylvia Provenski (Online)

    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 all current students who have completed 75% of the assessment tasks at the end of the session. 

    Note: Institutional CELBAN scores can not be used in the NNAS application.  To receive official CELBAN scores, you must register for an official CELBAN test.

     

    A webinar is a live interactive online presentation during which participants can submit questions and comments. Students have the ability to type responses and can participate with audio/video. Students need a webcam, headset and mic to participate fully. 

    Healthcare webinars focus on important topics that Internationally Educated Health professionals need to understand when practicing in Canada.  Topics such as Patient Centred Care, Documentation, Shift to Shift reports, Critical Thinking Skills, Physical Health Assessments, Dementia, Long Term Care, Ethics, Aboriginal Awareness are examples of webinars that have been done. 

    This course is required for you to complete before entering a new session/course.  (Note students will not have access to their course content until the prerequisite is completed.)

    The purpose for this is to ensure students can participate and fully interact with course material.  This includes typing and being able to record audio in the CCCN platform.

    We look forward to having you in our program!

    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.