The reason for that is because in Canada there are two exams to choose from to establish your English proficiency. They are the CELBAn and the IELTS, but many Internationally Educated Nurses find it difficult to acquire the required score on the IELTS, so they start investigating the alternative. What many do not understand is that the CELBAN is …
Did you know that one of the most common questions asked by Internationally Educated Nurses is about the “CELBAN vs IELTS?” The reason for that is because in Canada there are two exams to choose from to establish your English proficiency. They are the CELBAn and the IELTS, but many Internationally Educated Nurses find it difficult to acquire the required score on the IELTS, so they start investigating the alternative. What many do not understand is that the CELBAN is very different from the IELTS, for the IELTS is an International English Language Test while the CELBAN is a Canadian[delay: 0.5s] English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses.
Three points can be teased out of the names alone.
- The IELTS is international, while the CELBAN is Canadian.
- The IELTS is a test of knowledge, while the CELBAN is an assessment of benchmarked skills.
- The CELBAN is discipline-specific: it has been created specifically for the career advancement of nurses in Canada.
What that means is that how you have prepared for exams and knowledge tests in the past will not be sufficient enough for you to obtain the required scores on the CELBAN because the CELBAN isn’t about what you know…. it is about what you do.
The CELBAN is about how you create and interpret communications in four settings.
- Interacting with others both at work and in the community.
- Understanding information.
- Giving and Receiving multi-step instructions, and
- Getting things done.
All of these skills require action: actions that require skills. But when many Internationally Educated Nurses communicate in English, they experience a lack of confidence, and that lack of confidence manifests as a lack of motivation to study and prepare for the exam. Many procrastinate until the last month, and even the last week, before the exam, which results in unfortunate outcomes. That is why CELBANPrep University addresses these issues through “The Secrets to Success on the CELBAN….” and through the 90 Day Challenge. It is through these online courses that founder, Kim Kara teaches a vast set of skills that enhances your ability to create and interpret English communication in moderately demanding to demanding medical contexts when it comes to:
1. Interacting with others both at work and in the community.
2. Understanding information.
3. Giving and Receiving multi-step instructions, and
4. Getting things done.
That is what Kim and CELBANPrep University is all about: transforming insecurity into confidence through skill development so that Internationally Educated Nurses go from anxiety and insecurity to confidence as competent communicators at home, at work and in the community.
So, as we come to an end we ask you, “What is the difference between the IELTS and the CELBAN?”
And we ask an additional question, “Why are the study methods you have used in the past to prepare for exams not enough to assist you in getting the required scores on the CELBAN?”
And one final question, “Why are traditional IELTS teachers incapable of preparing Internationally Educated Nurses for the Canadian …English… Language … Benchmark… Assessment for Nurses?”
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