Resalu College of Nursing 2019 Admission Application

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Resalu Students were in Kafue on Friday, 2nd November, 2018 for an EDUCATIONAL TOUR…(INDUSTRIAL VISIT)
What a Great Day it was!!!

Resalu College, School of Nursing, is fully registered by The General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC). Currently, it is enrolling for 2019 January Intake and you are welcome.

Interested late applicants can whatsApp their; Full Names, NRC/Passport Number, G12 Result-grades to Resalu College Director on: +260962798345.
We are on Plot No. 68E/225/68, MUMBWA ROAD, ROSEDALE, LUSAKA WEST.

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KMTC March 2019 Application Intake Application Forms

The Kenya Medical Training College applications for qualified candidates for admission into Medical Courses for the academic year 2018/2019 as Regular trainees in our 68 campuses situated in different parts of the country will open soon. The successful candidates will join the college in March 2019. All applications shall be made ONLINE with an application fee of Ksh. 2022 payable via MPESA pay bill No. 964150 following the procedure outlined on the KMTC website (www.kmtc.ac.ke). Should you require any clarification concerning the application process please call any of the following numbers 0736993813, 0736212060, 0723000429, 0723004569, 0723004516 or send an enquiry email to admissions@kmtc.ac.ke. You can also get help on the application process from the nearest KMTC campus. Course duration: Certificate Courses: 2 Years except for Community Health Nursing which takes 2 1/2 years Course duration: Diploma Courses: 3 Years except for Community Health Nursing which takes 3 1/2 years Mean Grade: Diploma Courses C (Plain) and above, Certificate courses a C- (Minus) and above then specific cluster subjects as described for each course below: NO COURSES SPECIFIC MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 1. BASIC DIPLOMA COURSES
1 Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics
 C in English or Kiswahili and C- in Biology/Biological Sciences  D+ in Chemistry/Physical Sciences  D+ in any one of the following: Home Science, Agriculture, Mathematics, Physics, General Science
2
Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology
 C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics  C- in Biology/Biological Sciences  C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry, computer studies
3
Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
 C in English or Kiswahili, and C in Biology/Biological Science, and C in Chemistry/Physical Science  C- in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences
4
Diploma in Community Oral Health
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences  C- in any two of the following: Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics
5
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Physical Sciences  C in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Sciences, Mathematics
6 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences  C- in any two of the following: – Physics/ Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Agriculture, Home Science
7
Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology and Physics/Physical Science or Mathematics  C- in any one of the following: – Physics/Physical Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal Work, Technical Drawing.
8 Diploma in Physiotherapy
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology  C- in any two of the following: -Chemistry , Physics/ Physical Science or Mathematics
9 Diploma in Medical Engineering
 C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics and Physics/Physical Sciences  C- in any one of the following: – Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing
10
Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences  C- in Mathematics and any one of the following: Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry
11 Diploma in Dental Technology
 C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Science or Chemistry  C- Biology/Biological Sciences and in any one of the following: Metal Work, Physics/ Physical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics
12
Diploma in Orthopedic & Trauma Medicine
 C in English or Kiswahili, C in Biology/Biological Sciences and Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences  C- in any one of the following: Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry,
Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture.
13 Diploma in Health Promotion
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences  C- in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry
14 Diploma in Medical Social Work
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences.  C- in any two of the following: Chemistry or Physics/Physical Science or Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture
15
Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences
 C in English or Kiswahili and Physics/Physical Science and Biology/Biological Sciences  C- in any one of the following: – Mathematics or Chemistry
16
Diploma in Optometry
 C in English or Kiswahili and Mathematics.  C- in the following: – Biology/ Biological Sciences, Physics/Physical Sciences
17
Diploma in Community Health Nursing
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences.  C- in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physics/Physical Science or Mathematics
18
Diploma in Registered Nursing, Mental Health & Psychiatry
 C in English or Kiswahili and Biology/Biological Sciences.  C- in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physics/Physical Science or Mathematics
19 Diploma in Pharmacy
 C in English or Kiswahili and Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology or Biological Science  C in any one of the following: – Physics or Mathematics
2. CERTIFICATE COURSES
1
Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology
 C- in English or Kiswahili and D+ in Biology/ Biological Sciences  D+ in any one of the following: Mathematics, Physics, Physical Science, Chemistry, General Science, Computer Studies , Agriculture ,Home Science
2
Certificate in Nutrition & Dietetics
 C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology /Biological Sciences  D in Chemistry / Physical Science  D in any one of the following: Home Science, Physics, Agriculture, Mathematics, General Science
3
Certificate in Medical Engineering
 C- In English or Kiswahili, D in Mathematics and D in Physics/Physical Sciences. or Chemistry  D in any one of the following: – Chemistry, Biology, Biological Science, Electricity, Metal Work, Technical Drawing.
4
Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology
 C- In English or Kiswahili, and C- in Biology/ Biological Sciences  D+ in Mathematics and in any one of the following:, Physics/Physical Science, Chemistry, Woodwork, Metal work, Technical Drawing, Home Science, Agriculture
5
Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences
 C- in English or Kiswahili  C- in Biology/Biological Sciences and D in Mathematics  D in any two of the following: Home Science, Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Building Construction, Technical Drawing, Electricity and Wood Work
6
Certificate in Health Promotion for the Deaf (CHPD) Deaf students only
 hearing and talking students are excluded  MEAN GRADE D+ and *English or Kenya Sign Language – D+,  *Biology D,  *D in any one of the following- Mathematics,, Chemistry, General Science or Agriculture. Successful Candidates will sent to train in any of our 68 campuses where the courses are being offered FOLLOW THE APPLICATION GUIDELINES ON THE WEBSITE (Website i.e. www.kmtc.ac.ke) PROF. MICHEAL K. KIPTOO DIRECTOR/CEO

KMTC Courses and Qualifications and Application Form 2019/2020 March Intake

KMTC is currently accepting applications for the March 2019 intake for all categories. The School runs certificates, diploma and Higher National Diploma courses. Below is the list of courses and their requirements.

 

Certificate courses
Certificate courses take two years with the exception of nursing which takes two and a half years. A minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement.

Diploma Courses:
KCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.

Duration
3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years.

Post Basic Diploma courses
Holders of basic diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience.

Short Courses:
Individuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.

Training Categories: We have fulltime and part time trainees enrolled in various courses each year as in-service and Pre-service

Application Procedure for certificate and self sponsored

Applications:
Duly completed application forms are filled by prospective candidates for admission into Courses for each academic year for Regular or Parallel Category. The Regular category have subsidized fee with optional accommodation but no choice for Campus while the parallel category have non subsidized fee, no accommodation option but have option for Campuses in more than Forty one (41) campuses situated in different parts of the country depending on the courses.

Procedure:

  • Prospective candidates are expected to submit a duly completed application form which can be obtained from the KMTC website, KMTC face book and KMTC campuses across the country.
  • Candidates are advised to attach legible Photostat copies of academic certificates; school leaving certificate and national identity card/birth certificate.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of KShs.2, 000 OR US$50 for non-Kenyans in the form of Banker’s Cheque or National bank deposit slip. Application fee does not guarantee admission.
  • Candidates should provide reliable and permanent mailing address with postal codes for any future contact. Those near Nairobi may hand deliver the completed application forms to KMTC Headquarters’ offices.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Director
KMTC
P.O. Box 30195 – 00100
Nairobi

 

KMTC Courses Offered

Basic Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

Minimum entry requirements:

A minimum pass of C (plain) with C (plain) in English or Kiswahili or C (plain) in any three Sciences.
Course Duration: Three (3 )years on full time basis.
Where course is offered: Nairobi, Nyeri, Msambweni, Kisumu, Embu, Nakuru, Machakos Kabarnet, Kakamega and Kitui

Post-Basic Diploma in Food Science and Inspection

Course Duration: one (1) academic year on full time basis
Where course is offered: KMTC, Nairobi
Mode Of Study: full time
Entry requirements: Serving PHO’s to enable them specialize and effectively function in environmental health management

Post-Basic Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

Course duration: one (1) academic year on full time basis
Where course is offered: KMTC, Nairobi
Mode Of Study: full time
Entry requirements: Serving PHO’s to enable them specialize and effectively function in environmental health management

Post-Basic Diploma in Solid waste management

Course duration: one (1) academic year on full time basis
Where course is offered: KMTC, Nairobi
Mode Of Study: full time
Entry requirements: Serving PHO’s to enable them specialize and effectively function in environmental health management

In-service diploma in EHS (regular)

Target Group: the Public Health Technicians (PHTs) to upgrade them to PHOs.
Where course is offered: Nakuru, Kabarnet , Kisumu, Kakamega, Msambweni, Machakos, Embu, Nyeri and Lodwar KMTC.

In-service diploma in EHS

Where course is offered: KMTC Nairobi
Requirements: A certificate in Environmental Health Sciences from KMTC
Time: Evening

Higher Diploma in Epidemiology (parallel)

Where Course is Offered: Nairobi and Kisumu KMTC
Entry Requirements: Diploma holders in Public Health, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Health Records and Information, Community Oral Health and Medical Laboratory Technology from KMTC.

Diploma in pharmacy

Minimum Entry Requirements: KCSE minimum aggregate C plain with the following specific requirements: C in English or Kiswahili and Chemistry or Physical Science and Biology, and C in any one of the following: Physics, Mathematics. OR any qualification considered equivalent by the academic board.
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi, Mombasa, Manza, Kisumu, Nakuru and Nyeri MTCs.
Course Duration:
Two years full time in class for lectures and practicals in the laboratory.
7 months attachment in hospitals, industries and community pharmacies.
Two months in class after attachment to complete the remaining course work and prepare for qualifying examinations.

Certificate in Orthopaedic Plaster Technology

Entry requirements:
Mandatory subjects
C- in English or Kiswahili
C- in Biology, D+ in Math or Physics or Physical Science
Additional Subjects
D+ in any one of the following
Chemistry, math, Physics or physical Science, Agriculture, Home Science
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: Two years

Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing

Admission requirements:
C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
D+ in any one of the following: – Physical Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
Where Course is Offered: Mathari MTC
Course Duration: Two and a half years

Certificate in Nursing

Admission Requirements:
C- in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences
D+ in any one of the following: – Physical Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
Where Course is Offered: Lodwar, Kabarnet and Garissa
Course Duration: Two and a half years

Diploma in Medical Laboratory

Admission requirements:
Mean grade C in KCSE or its equivalent
Mandatory subjects:
C plain in either English or Kiswahili
C plain in either Biology or Biological Science
C plain in either Chemistry or Physical Chemistry
Additional subjects: C plain in either Mathematics or Physics
Course Duration: Three years

Medical Imaging

Entry Requirements:  Aggregate C (plain) in: English or Kiswahili, Physics, Biology and C in either Math or Chemistry.
Where course is offered: Nairobi, Nyeri, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Machakos
Course Duration: 3 years

Medical engineering

Admission Requirements: Mean grade C- (Minus)
Mandatory subjects: English/Kiswahili C- (Minus) Mathematics C- (Minus) Physics/Physical Science C- (Minus)
Other Subjects: Physics Physical Science Mathematics Chemistry,Biology, Metalwork, Electricity or Technical Drawing D+ (Plus)
Where Course is Offered: Loitoktok
Course Duration: Two years

Dental Technology

Minimum entry requirements: Mean grade of C Plain
C in English or Kiswahili, and Physical Science or Physics or Chemistry
C- in any one of the following: Biology, Metal work, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, General Science
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: 3 years

Occupational Therapy

Minimum Entry Requirement: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Minimum aggregate of C (plain) and above with the following specific requirements:
C in English or Kiswahili and Biology or Biological Sciences,
C- in any two (2) of the following; physics, physical Sciences, Chemistry,Mathematics, Agriculture, Home Science
Duration of the Course: Three (3) calendar years

Medical Education

Admission Requirements:  Health professionals in all cadres with qualifications at basic diploma level and above. Competence in Computer application and teaching methodology is a must. Three years working experience is a must.
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: One year

Optometry

Minum Entry Requirements: Mean grade C (Plain)
Mandatory subjects: English/Kiswahili, Mathematics,  Physics or Physical Sciences C (plain)
Additional subjects
C- (Minus) in Chemistry and Biology
Or a certificate or diploma in related field from a recognized institution.
Where Course is Offered: Nairobi MTC
Course Duration: Three years

Diploma in Community oral health.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
An average C (plain) or above. Grade C (plain) or credit in English and Biology or Biological Sciences.
C- (Minus) or credit in any two of the following: Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science, Mathematics or General Sciences.

Nutrition

Where Course is Offered: Nairobi, Karen, Lodwar, Homa Bay, Thika, Kabarnet, Nyandarua and Nakuru.
Minimum Entry Requirements for Diploma:
K.C.S.E Aggregate Grade C (plain)
C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry, and Biology or Biological Sciences
C – (Minus) in any two: Physical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, and Agriculture
Entry requirements for Certificate:
K.C.S.E Aggregate Grade C (plain)
C – (Minus) in English or Kiswahili, Chemistry, and Biology or Biological Sciences
D + (Minus) in any two: Physical Sciences, Physics, , Mathematics, Home Science, and Agriculture
Intake period: September and March intake
Course Duration:
The full diploma course runs for three (3) years, broken into two semesters per academic year.
Full Certificate course runs for two (2) years, broken into two semesters per academic year.

Health Records and Information

Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum KCSE grade is C- for certificate and C plain for Diploma program with the corresponding cluster subjects
Course Duration:
Full time for certificate (2 years)
Full time for diploma (3 years)
Where the Courses are Offered: Murang’a, Nairobi, Kitui, Msambweni, Bondo (Masita),Siaya, and Webuye

KMTC New Courses Introduced

KMTC has started a number of new courses to proactively help the Government fight against new and emerging health challenges. The new courses are palliative care nursing, nephrology nursing, orthopedic trauma medicine, enhanced enrolled community nursing and nurse anesthesia.
Others are health systems management (HSM) and health education and promotion.
These new courses include:

  1. Palliative care nursing
  2. Nephrology
  3. Enrolled Community Nursing
  4. Nurse anesthesia
  5. Health Systems Management
  6. Orthopedic trauma medicine
  7. Higher diploma course in clinical medicine (mental health and psychiatry)
  8. Diploma in Health Education and Promotion

KMTC Intake – Kenya Medical Training College Intake and Admissions

Selection and placement of government sponsored (regular) programs to Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is done by KMTC.

Once the application process has been closed, the successful applicants will receive communication in due time.

Admission into the self-sponsored category, whose intake will be March every year, will commence after completion of government-sponsored intake in September. An advertisement will be placed in the local dailies in October. Admission to the self-sponsored vacancies will be open to all qualified students, regardless of the year they sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Candidates are advised to attach legible Photostat copies of academic certificates; school leaving certificate and national identity card/birth certificate.

 

To download the 2019 handbook click KMTC 2019 Handbook

Federal Medical Center Owerri 2019/2020 Internship Opening for Registered Nurses

FMC Owerri has included Nursing Internship to her list of Internship openings for the 2019/2020 internship year. For details check below

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Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital 2019/2020 Internship for Nurses

Qualified candidates are hereby invited to apply at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

-Nurse Interns

Requirements;

Completed Application form

-Application letter

Detailed CV

First sch leaving cert

Waec cert

Degree cert

License(s)

Birth cert

LGA identification

3 recommendation letters

And any other necessary doc.

Address your letter to:

The Chief Medical Director,

Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital,

P.M.B. 5353,

Ado-Ekiti,

Ekiti State.

Application fee- #10,000

Misplaced Comparison of RNMs And RN/RMHNs in Zambia by General Nursing Council

The comparison being made between pre-service (direct) trained Registered Nurse Midwives (RNMs) and in-service (post-basic) trained Registered Mental Health Nurses (RN/RMHNs) who have been considered for the award of the automated bar code security enhanced Advanced Diplomas is misplaced.
As clarified in the last posting, the Mental Health Nurses that are eligible for re-registration and award of Advanced Diplomas are those who first trained and qualified as RNs with Diplomas then they went for post basic training as Registeted Mental Health Nurses and qualified with a diplomas in mental health nursing. So the direct (pre-service) trained Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMHNs) beinging trained nowadays are not the ones eligible for re-registration.
Therefore, there is no need for comparison between direct RNMs and direct RMHNs, since it is not the direct trained RMHNs that are eligible for re-registration and award of advanced diplomas.
For the sake of those who do not know or perhaps have just forgotten the historical development of Mental Health Nurse training in Zambia, be reminded or informed that Chainama College of Health Sciences first used to train Enrolled Psychiatric Nurses (EPNs), then in the late 1990s it started training In-Service RNs as Registered Mental Health Nurses for a period of one year and six months (making the training of a Mental Health Nurse in Zambia last a total of 4 years and 6 months). Upon graduation, they were being awarded Diplomas in Mental Health Nursing. These are the ones being refered to as RN/RMHNs and now eligible for re-registration and award of Advanced Diplomas.
Chainama College of Health Sciences is now training direct Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMHNs) just like Lusaka College of Nursing and Monze College of Nursing are training direct RNMs. All these are not eligible for the current re-registration exercise. Instead, they will be advised at an appropriate time.
Hopefully, now people know and understand the correct category of Registered Mental Health Nurses that are eligible for Advanced Diplomas.
Thank you
Issued by
Thom D. Yungana
MANAGER REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE
AND
SPOKESPERSON
For/REGISTRAR AND CEO
GENERAL NURSING COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

Canadian Nursing Registration Through Student Pathway for Foreign Nurses

Hey future student visa holders! Here’s my journey towards my Canadian RN dream.
I know I’ve been really quiet regarding my application but there was no secret that i came here in a student visa. A lot of you here discourage our kababayans to take the student visa pathway. And i understand why. The risk is big. So let me share my story and how being a student helped me.
Approval of student visa – 2 weeks after i lodged my documents
▪️Enrolled in POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN NURSING PRACTICE at LANGARA COLLEGE (2015-16 with 4 terms and 5 mos break in between)
▪️2 years and 3 mos student visa with coop permit
▪️eligibile for 3 yrs PGWP
▪️Can work 20 hrs per week full time during break
▪️actual school mos is just 12mos +-2 weeks. The 5 mos break in between is the reason why its almost 2 yrs- i think this has something to do with immigration requirements too. [refer to the 2nd and 3rd bullet-thats the reason]
▪️a lot of money to risk but faster (as long as the document is COMPLETE i dont see why you will be denied)
RN LICENSING
Tip: since i know that Langara will be providing us with the syllabus i waited for a year to process my NNAS. Its all about the timing guys. Plan ahead so you will not be paying extra amounts.
▪️Applied NNAS Decemeber 2015 but process my papers February 2016 – im not good with paperworks and honestly i got busy with school. Langara still provide the whole course description which is 400 pages for 2 years compare to my 100+ BSN course syllabus. See the difference?
▪️all the documents were complete as of March 2016
▪️scheduled CELBAN July 2016 -passed
-our teachers keep on telling us to review for NCLEX right away because our program is accredited and that we are not gonna take the SEC/NCAS
-i keep my hopes high but i’m reading a lot of posts here that CRNBC will take 2 mos. so i thought it was great-so i could have time to review- thought wrong 😂
▪️September 2016 NNAS- report Comparable with only 2 sub category that is partially comparable. I know you guys said that it doesn’t matter because it will be the RB who has the final say. But come to think of this – would you think that the NNAS REPORT IS BEING ISSUED FOR NOTHING? there has to be something. Your EDUCATION BACKGROUND IS BEING ASSESSED THOROUGHLY! – my LANGARA curriculum helped me to build that comparability. Even then when i was doing my clinical duty- the Practice here is different. i was just so blessed to be oriented in that process while in school and doing my duty.
▪️October 2nd week Applied to CRNBC
▪️2 days after CRNBC was asking the LETTER OF COMPLETION from school.
▪️2 days after Langara email the LOC
▪️the next day CRNBC email my eligibility to take the NCLEX – I was not prepared. Did not do reviews. Nothing. Because i thought that it will take 2 mos with CRNBC but took only a week for them to send my eligibility.
▪️scheduled NCLEX RN jan 10 -Passed.
BENEFITS:
▪️the curriculum itself- canadian curriculum
▪️No SEC/NCAS
▪️2 yrs visa=3 yrs working permit (open)
▪️Canadian educ
▪️Langara is a pretty established school and has a good reputation with CRNBC and the immigration
▪️took me less than a year to receive my Eligibility to take the license exam
TIPS:
If you’re opting to try the student visa pathway
▪️research the school (preferably government/publicly funded schools)
▪️research the program (DO NOT ENROL IN A PROGRAM THAT IS NOT RELATED TO NURSING AT ALL! e.g health care assistant, medical office assistant etc – these programs will not help your accreditation. You have to build up your curriculum inorder for you to have that equivalency in education.
▪️ask if they will provide a curriculum for your NNAS
▪️research the immigration process- benefits risks and pathways after
Thank you for reading! Have faith! Your license is on the way!

CELBAN Review: Test Format, Test Preparation, Registration and Practice Materials

CELBAN just like IELTS is a four module English proficiency test that is required for International nurses to upgrade their nursing degree or diploma in Canada. It is accepted by all licensing bodies all over Canada. It is especially designed in Canada. The CELBAN Test is entirely from the medical background nurses take this test as it requires the test of English for medical report writing, medical vocabulary and interaction with patients for treatment. All the modules of the test are based on medical topics.The assessment test is taken in 4 parts. These are as follows:
1. Speaking
2. Listening
3. Reading
4. Writing


Listening, Reading and writing are taken together as a group test whereas, speaking test is taken separately one by one. The English language levels required for nurses entering in Canadian Nursing Profession are

*Speaking: CLB Level 8
*Listening: CLB Level 10
* Reading: CLB Level 8
*Writing: CLB Level 7

Listening, Reading and Writing sections are assessed together as a group test, whereas speaking test is taken separately. Both parts of the test may fall on the same day and speaking test may fall a day after. Group test is taken first. To pass the test you have to get pass bands from each section and if you do not qualify any one section of the group test, you have to take the whole group test again.

LISTENING.
Listening is one of the modules of CELBAN Testing. There are multiple choice questions. You have 30 seconds to read the questions and 30 seconds to check the answers. You are not given headphones, so make practice without headphones. There are a lot of people in the room so be prepared.
1. There are five video scenarios
2. There are four audio scenarios
Time: 45 Minutes
Listening section includes scenes in a clinic, home, hospital or medical office in different settings. The scenes include communication between nurses and the patient, doctor and patient, phone call between family members and nurse, nurse shift to shift report or nurse reporting the doctor.
You will be given 30 seconds to preview the questions. Read the questions thoroughly during that time and if time permits, read the answer choices. In listening multiple choice questions are given. Each question has 4 choices.
In listening tests the conversation is very fast and all nationalities, sex and age people are included. So in order to pass the test you need to pay a lot of attention.
You need to relax and listen wholeheartedly with full concentration. Do not let the thoughts interrupt.

READING.

Reading test in CELBAN is also very important part of the test. The Reading test consist of 2 parts:

Skimming and scanning(5-8 minutes).
Reading comprehensions and gap fills.

In skimming and scanning you are given a patient’s transfer/referral/admission from which you need to scan thoroughly and skim the information given in the text booklet. In this section only 5-8 minutes are given and the main objective is to take out accurate information at a given time. (Limited time)

In the second part of reading you get 2 reading comprehension and one paragraph for gap fills. From the reading comprehension, you have some multiple choice statement question answers and you are required to mark the correct answer. Please use your time wisely and do not spend more than 15 minutes in solving any passage.

In the passage with gap fills you have 4 answer choices for each gap and you are required to fill them with the correct word.


WRITING

Writing plays a very important part of day-to-day activities in healthcare industry in Canada.
The writing test consists of 2 parts

Part 1:-
Form filling: 10 minutes.
There will be an interview – Doctor – Patient or Nurse – Patient or a related clinic scene.
You will be given a Nurses record sheet and a video scene regarding talk between a Patient and a Nurse or Doctor and Nurse in a hospital setting.
You will have a minute to preview the assessment record sheet.
You have to record whatever is asked with supporting details in the point form.

Part 2:-
Part 2 in writing sections incident report writing. You have to write a report taking the information provided in the question. The incident report is a record of incident, problems and events at the time of admission of patients and afterwards.

In this test we have to be very focused on grammar, spelling, word choice and other communication vocabulary. You must include information precisely answering questions like who, what, when, why and how. You need some efforts and practice to write good reports.

SPEAKING

Speaking module of CELBAN is conducted individually and takes approximately 20-30 minutes. There are 2 assessors who carry out assessments. It is always recorded and you are assessed on the basis of your use of language (word choice), grammatical accuracy, narrating, supporting the opinion, the use of strategies for synthesizing, stating and describing.

Your language proficiency is judged from your interaction with the patient. Most importantly your confidence is judged from your fluency in asking questions and answering the patient’s queries. In speaking, you should make use of paraphrasing, self-correcting, confirming and maintaining rapport with the patient.

Speak in, simple as well as complex sentences and accomplish the task of introducing and concluding the topic. Your language should be easily understood and you should answer the patient’s queries and satisfy him. You should have a proper flow of language and correct pronunciation in a comfortable manner.

There is no assessment of the general questions regarding your introduction.

Describing questions:

The examiner asks you 3-4 questions in order to judge your language for describing the facts.They may ask you the questions to compare and contrast from general topics like Canadian culture, transport, weather, problems attached with immigration, your role as a nurse or any other topic of their choice and so on.

Role play:

In role play one of the examiners enacts as a patient and you as a nurse. You are given a form and are required to fill the information on that form by asking question a given topic. They assess your language proficiency for your response to the queries of the patient and your ability to ask proper, relevant and correct questions on the given points.

At the end you are given a sheet of some clues and you are asked to give teachings to the patient at the time of discharge (discharge instructions)

KEYS TO SUCCESS

GRAMMAR- It plays an eminent role to pass the test. So, Practice extra grammar exercises
REVISE Thoroughly:
All tenses, Parts of speech as Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Forms of verbs, Adverb, Adjective, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Punctuations, Clauses, articles and active passive voice.
STUDY SKILLS
• Study 3 hrs. /Day minimum of three months.
• Listen & watch English news daily.
• Go through the details of all common diseases.
• Revise medical vocabulary.
• Make short notes on all disease.

HOW TO IMPROVE LISTENING SKILLS IN CELBAN:

Listening is training your ears, so, do not watch native programs on TV. Listen & watch English programs all time
• Daily practice listening for 3 months minimum to pass the test.
• Prepare well in advance. Take some professional guidance.
• Please do not get nervous.
Great listeners are strong receivers, so try to recollect and write whatever you watch & listen at the same time during practice sessions.Watch English movies (American English Movies)Listen to English music and try to understand the lyrics. Make native English speakers as friends.Give thoughtful attention to the speaker in a curious, open minded and non-judgmental manner. Pay full attention to the speaker.Watch body language.Create your interest in the scenery and enjoy it.

Just before the test:
Relax and think positive. Always remember the motto “You can win”. Drink water and stay calm. Arrive early before the exam and do not get nervous.Take a deep breath before the exam.
While taking tests:
. READ INSTRUCTIONS AND QUESTIONS VERY CAREFULLY!!Focus is most significant
Before listening video or audio starts, read all questions thoroughly in giving time for question reading. If time permits then read the answer choices.Four answer choices are given for each question, from which two answer choices are always wrong, look for the exact answer from other two choices. If you don’t find any answer, or you distract your attention, move on.Don’t get panic, otherwise you will lose your concentration and miss many questions.Do not lose your confidence at any cost. Believe in yourself.
READING STRATEGIES
Work quickly and take care of the spellings. Always read the questions thoroughly and look for the possible answer. Read each blank or phrase. Read the whole sentence and look for the missing part of speech and tense used in the sentence.
For comprehension, first of all read the heading and subheading properly to know what the topic is about.DO not read the whole passage otherwise you will not finish on time. Skim and scan the passages to find main information. Go back and forth, try to get most important concept given in passage in your mind. Scan and read first, middle & last sentence of each stanza.

Note and flag keywords in the passage. Then read the questions properly one by one and pick the answer from answer choices. Try to answer the easier questions first.Timing is very essential. Don’t spend more than 15 minutes on any passage

For gap fills you are required to read every sentence and look for the missing word from answer choices. The best way to get the answer is taking into consideration the tense used in the given sentence and looking for the missing part of speech in the sentence.
Reading tips
1. Read without pronouncing each word (quiet reading)it increases the rate of skimming.
2. Determine what you need to know from the content. So knowing the heading is most important. It makes reading purposeful.
3. Do not read the whole content & read with understanding.
4. Do close reading to focus your mind.
Practice under testing conditions of timing (40minutes).


WRITING STRATEGIES:

1.There is a video scenario from which you have to fill up a form. Don’t miss any point
2. Take care of spellings and make points.
3. Look for the main points and supporting details in a precise way.
4. Write in short phrases, don’t make sentences and write in boxes only.

Writing 2
INCIDENT REPORT WRITING:
1. Read the topic carefully and include all given points in your report.
2. Look for your grammar, structure and tenses & punctuation.Use good vocabulary, synonyms and don’t repeat words.
3. Write the report in proper sequence and make use of simple as well as compound sentences.
1. Write report in past tense & passive speech.
2. Mention location, time address and date.
3. Answer all the questions like who, what, when,where and how in the report.
4. Don’t use awkward phrases and don’t make stories. Mention condition of the patient at last in present tense.
Good knowledge of grammar is the key to pass the test.DO take out some time for proof reading for sure. Do not exceed the word limit and do not make a rough draft.Practice at least 20 incident reports at various situations. Handwriting should be readable and make proper sentences. Good vocabulary, correct use of tense, correct spellings, right sequence of events is very important.

SPEAKING STRATEGIES:
Good speakers are good listeners. Listen the question. Speak in a rich and full voice. Stay calm and relaxed. Be careful of your body language. Make eye contact with the patient and speak with confidence.Be comfortable with the patient. Give your introduction impressively
Rehearse and make your video recording. Watch it. Be confident. The First impression is the last impression.Face is the index of your mind so, keep smiling.Use good vocabulary. Smile and make a good rapport with the patient. Use correct pronunciation and correct use of verb tense is very important. Do thank the patient for his co-operation. Do not forget to say “Thanks for your time” at the end.
How to take a test?
• Language is a great barrier when an individual moves from one place to another. In these cases. Most people give up before difficulties. Language learning is a time taking process. Conversation with local residents of that area helps a lot to overcome the language barrier along with learning through books or television shows. These language proficiency tests need perfecting and learning is a slow process. Prepare yourself to face challenges and believe in yourself.


OAUTHC Debunks Rumor of Sacking Nurses for Wearing Trousers on Duty

It is a disgusting that the nurses entangled in the uniform issue have chosen to put it in the court of public opinion rather than seek appropriate local dialogue means as advised by the Muslims community. OAUTHC as a pubic institution is regulated by laws and her employee must seek what laws guide their conducts on one issue or the other.

For the avoidance of doubt, the institution has a statutory uniform committee for nurses as well as other health workers using uniforms. If any member of staff desires by any reason to put on any uniform different from the ones approved by the appropriate committee, s/he is expected to write a formal application to the committee stating the reason(s) for his/her request.

The said members of staff flouted this basic public service procedure. In order to prevent them from misleading other nurses, the management requested that they should stop putting on the unapproved uniforms until they do the needful.

It is however a surprise to read the various allegations made against the hospital, the chief medical director and the head of nursing services by the concerned nurses and their blogger.

The general public is hereby enjoined to disregard the information as appropriate administrative step is being taken to properly address the issue. The department of nursing services and in extension, the hospital administration whishes to state categorically that non of her employee will be deprived of his/her human right as long as they seek those right through appropriate means.

Healthcare Professional Rivalry isn’t caused by Politicians. By OMOLOLA Adams

Healthcare sector is a pivotal and fulcrum of any national development and growth. It’s a complex system engulfed with subsystem. It’s unique identity from other sectors is its mutisectoral approach and not a one-man affair.

According to Wikipedia, a system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of units forming an integrated whole. Every system is delineated by its spatial and temporal boundaries, surrounded and influenced by its environment, described by its structure and purpose and expressed in its functioning.

Every nations had its challenges and crises in health sector as national crisis over a period of time. Some countries developed viable and formidable health system from the outcome of the crisis, while others are still battling and wallowing the aftermath of the crisis. At a point in time (before civil war) Nigeria among other nations had very good health care sector. There were foreigners working in Nigeria. Brain drain was never known.

The major crisis in Nigeria healthcare system is professional rivalry, which negate the “system model”. Over past decades there had been serious attack and counter-attack among the professionals in the health sector, reflecting divergent views on professional autonomy among others. If Nigeria healthcare sector fully institutionalised system model, as practised in the developed world, the crises shall be abated.

Prof. Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Lagos State, blamed politicians for professional rivalry in the health sector. This statement is far from truth, hence misinforming and misguiding the public. If members of the team collaborate with one another, no intruder can invade the house talk less of promoting crisis.

Politicians make use of the best situation, since the house stands against itself, Politicians use divides and rules hence gaining through corruption. Some of these so-called politicians belong to a group of Health care professionals. The crisis reflects the national health index where Nigeria is rated among the very poor nation with health index.

In as much as a subsystem wants to dominate other subsystem, crisis will continue to loom. Society should not be misinformed about the reality deepening on wages, educational system, professional boundaries, the headship, the administrative sections, professional autonomy etc. The system has been bastardised, manipulated and corrupted, hence complete overhaul is needed through a roundtable dialogue where all professionals shall be represented and chaired by a seasoned manager and administrator (Health). Every professionals should work together as a team for national development.

OMOLOLA Adams
Public Healthcare Expert and Strategist.