1 - Introduction to Nursing/Health Communication (CLB/LINC 6, IELTS 5)
2 - Intermediate Nursing/Health Communication (CLB/LINC 7, IELTS 6)
3 - Advanced Nursing/Health & Cultural Communication (CLB/LINC 8+, IELTS 7+)
4 - Advanced Nursing/Health & Cultural Communication (CLB/LINC 8+, IELTS 7+)
Pronunciation for Healthcare Professionals (CLB/LINC 7+)
Session dates: September 18 - December 8'2017
*The schedule for the blended classes offered in Winnipeg will be emailed to those that select they would like to attend blended programming.*
All NEW students must complete the Prerequisite course before their registration is confirmed.
Purpose of the Program
The Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses (CCCN) is a program designed to help Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) gain communication and cultural knowledge/skills, which will help IENs enter and integrate into the Nursing field in Canada.
Content and Themes
During the program, you will practice reading, writing, speaking, listening skills as well as important strategies that enhance effective communication.
You will also learn about Canadian culture. Throughout the program, language skills are developed in the context of nursing-related themes such as documentation, reporting, history-taking, therapeutic communication, patient-centered care, assertive communication,ethics, etc.
ALL registered students are required to complete weekly online lessons and assessment tasks.
You may be new to online learning, and wonder how this works! Each theme is introduced with online lessons and practice activities. Every week you will complete online lessons/activities and an assessment task, which you will submit to your online instructor for feedback. For most students this takes 5 hrs per week to complete. In the Prerequisite course, you will learn how to submit activities online and connect you with the support you need to get started!
It is important that you manage your time effectively and schedule time for online learning so you do not fall behind in the program.
This refers to students that choose to register for online lessons and assessment tasks. Students also have the option of taking online speaking classes.
Winnipeg Onsite Classes - BLENDED
Weekly onsite classes (face-to-face classes) focus on the development of speaking and listening skills with activities such as role-plays, presentations, and discussions which take place in class.
Note: While all students are required to participate online, not everyone participates onsite. If you choose to register for onsite classes, regular attendance is required.
Students who attend onsite classes are called "blended” students, which means they participate in onsite classes on top of doing the online curriculum. The students who do not attend regular onsite classes are referred to as "online-exclusive.”
The CCCN program offers a variety of webinars each session on topics related to healthcare. Webinar topics may include: Aboriginal Cultural Awareness, Knowing Your Rights as a Nurse in Manitoba, Pharmacology, Long-Term Care, Dementia, Effective Reporting, Assertive Communication, Nursing Ethics & Standardized Patient (OSCE) Workshops.
These webinars are supplementary and also open to Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) who are not registered in Modules 1,2, 3 or 4. (Webinars are available to IEHPs who are planning on immigrating to Canada as well as IEHPs in Canada.)