DEVED 074 Strategies for Learning Nursing Content Part IV • 2 Cr.
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After completing this class, students should be able to:
- This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who are planning to study nursing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program, but who still need English. The four areas of communication (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) are reflected in the outcomes. The course is given in the summer and then offers ongoing support throughout the calendar college year.
- Expand general vocabulary of everyday health-related terminology to build a link to professional nursing language.
- Expand specific medical vocabulary, including abbreviations, important roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
- Take notes with some difficulty on lectures and other oral directives.
- Follow written and oral directions.
- Apply reading strategies such as skimming for main idea and scanning for detail, asking questions about text, summarizing and using context to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary.
- Apply study sills appropriately to learning tasks.
- Demonstrate interactive communication skills in face-to-face interactions and small group work.
- Demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity in class and at eh clinical site.
- Apply basic pronunciation fundamentals that include intonation, rhythm, and stress speaking more clearly in face-to-face or group interactions.
- Apply oral questioning skills effectively to obtain relevant and necessary information.
- Apply math skills to solve problems specific to the profession of nursing.