When it comes to my books, blog, and courses I have created, written and designed for CELBANPrep, my inspiration for writing comes from the passionate and hardworking Internationally Educated Health Professionals I have had the privilege of meeting over the years.
Their determination to create successful and meaningful lives in Canada, coupled with the lack of resources available to help them achieve their goals, inspired me to create the English Language Mastery for Health Professionals program.
The idea for the books came from my work with these professionals. Through my experience, I noticed that errors in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure can cause confusion and misunderstandings in the medical field, which can have serious consequences for patient outcomes. I realized that there was a need for a comprehensive resource that could help these professionals improve their English language skills and effectively communicate in the medical setting.
The Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is a language proficiency test that assesses the English skills of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who want to practice nursing in Canada.
By passing the CELBAN, IENs demonstrate that they have the language proficiency necessary to effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, and healthcare providers in the Canadian healthcare system.
Here are a few ways in which the CELBAN prepares IENs for a career as a nurse in Canada:
While the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is specifically designed for internationally educated nurses (IENs), preparing for the CELBAN can still be beneficial for other internationally educated healthcare professionals. Here are a few ways in which preparing for the CELBAN can help:
The Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) is designed to assess the English language proficiency of internationally educated nurses (IENs) who want to practice nursing in Canada. The test can be challenging for some IENs for several reasons: