Category Archives: CELBANPrep

NEWS!! IEN Supervised Practice Experience Partnership

Hope is finally on the horizon for Internationally Educated Nurses, living in Canada, seeking gainful employment in Canada.

While many of us are negatively impacted by COVID there have been many positive changes for Internationally Educated Nurses living across Canada seeking licensure to practice as Practical and Registered Nurses.

Back in January 2021 major changes happened with the delivery of the CELBAN, the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses. (This is one of two English Exams required of IENs before they can become licensed health professionals in Canada.)

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Learn the 3 Things You Didn’t Know about CELBAN Writing

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At CELBANPrep University’s virtual campus we offer more than you can imagine. That is why this 2-minute video is about 3 things you might not know about preparing for CELBAN writing through CPU.


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A Question about CELBAN Preparation Guide Books for Reading and Listening.

Find the Reading and Listening CELBAN Preparation Guide Books

Dear Kim,

I would like to buy listing and reading material.
Can u suggest me ur best practice books!

J

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Are you looking for CELBAN reviewers for reading, writing, listening and speaking?

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Kim Kara, the founder of CELBANPrep University, has been preparing IENs like you for the CELBAN since 2009. Learn the secret to preparing for the CELBAN that WISE IENs know about passing the exam through this quick 4-minute video.

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CELBAN Writing Preparation Guide Book: Healer Master the CELBAN

New Release: September 2021

What You Will Learn:

  • Everything you need to know about the new CELBAN Writing.
  • What you need to get a high score on both Task 1 and Task 2 of CELBAN Writing.
  • Tips and topics, samples and examples, written by Internationally Educated Nurses like you.
  • How to create an endless list of topics to write about.
  • and more…

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CELBAN Speaking Preparation Guide Book: Healer Conquer the CELBAN

New Release: September 2021

What You Will Learn:

  • What to expect on the Speaking task on the CELBAN.
  • the Tips & Topics that wise nurses know so that they get the required score on CELBAN Speaking.
  • 5 CRITICAL WAYS to increase your score on CELBAN Speaking.
  • essential skills of how to practice for CELBAN Speaking.
  • and more…

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CELBAN Listening Preparation Guide Book: Healer Explore the CELBAN

New Release: September 2021

What You Will Learn:

  • What skills you must demonstrate during CELBAN Listening.
  • The Tips & Topics that wise nurses know so that they get the required score on CELBAN Listening.
  • What is slowing you down, standing in your way, or stopping you from getting the required score in listening with a Complete Self-Evaluation.
  • How to Engage in Activating Lesson Plans to build your listening skills: at home, at work and in the community.
  • The 4 SECRET WAYS to increase your score on CELBAN Listening.
  • How to overcome stress. Experience comfort. Obtain Self-Mastery.
  • and more…

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CELBAN Reading Preparation Guide Book: Healer Discover the CELBAN

New Release: September 2021

What You Will Learn:

  • Important skills you must demonstrate during CELBAN Reading.
  • Tips & Topics to get the required score and even surpass it!
  • what you need to overcome, through a Self-Evaluation to determine what is slowing you down, standing in your way, or stopping you from getting the required score.
  • Discover why WISE Internationally Educated Nurses pass the exam and others don’t.
  • Learn the SECRET WAYS to determining the grade level of what you have been reading.
  • Make WISER DECISIONS about what you are reading so that you save both time and money.
  • and more…

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NNAS: After all the documents submitted how long it takes to get the evaluation results?

Updated 2021

NNASHi Kim. How are you! I got so interested with the conversation you have on this site. My wife used to work as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and she’s already here with me in Canada. She had already her Account for NNAS and she just missing to documents wich is the identity and English proficiency. After all the documents submitted how long it takes to get the evaluation results? Can you Please give us also an idea what are the things we need to do regarding this application. E.

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πŸ€” How much does CELBANPrep cost?

Written 2021

Dear Friends,

COVID has changed our lives substantially. But some of the changes are good. After 10+ years of the CELBAN being delivered face to face and only in Canada with the announcement of the Computer Based Test, CELBAN CBT, in January of 2021:

  • The CELBAN is available online,
  • It is available internationally, and
  • IENS can take the CELBAN more than 3 times.

What that means is that as a service provider, CELBANPrep is changing too. As a result all of the articles on Dear Kim have to be updated. With more than 400 posts and 700 comments that is alot of content to wade through. The hope is to have the entire blog updated for Canada Day: July 1st, 2021.

(When you are reading articles on Dear Kim, look for “Updated 2021” at the top to know if the post is current and updated.)

Today I was updating Where should I start? originally posted in January 2015. So much has changed since then.

In writing that post I began answering the question, “How much does it cost?” I decided to create a new and separate post on that topic.

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