I am done with prerecs (hopefully- waiting on transcript review) and plan to apply to NAU- Tucson for the traditional BSN program for Fall. In the meantime, I'm wondering if it would be helpful for me to take spanish 101 or spanish for health care workers?
Has anyone taken the HC spanish? It looks like it is the same as Spanish 101 but with an emphasis on health care vocab. There's also a conversational spanish I. I'm really torn about which course (if any) I should take.
I already have a 2nd language (latin) for transfer so I'm not concerned about credit. I'm mainly looking into it for my own benefit once I'm working. Is one semester enough to be useful? I could probably take the 2nd semester during summer term before NS if it would be beneficial. I know I probably won't be fluent or anything but for those of you working in Arizona would you consider it worth the time and money?
Jan 5, '11
Even though I'm from the midwest, I've encountered many Hispanic patients who had minimal proficiency in English. I speak Spanish, but I am not fluent and I have not had medical Spanish. I mentioned my intention of taking a medical Spanish course to one of my colleages who told me that I should take the course to increase my understanding, but that I should still use the hospital's interpreter or phone interpreter service due to the increased liability for a lawsuit that might be pursued if a misunderstanding occured. I'm taking an online course, but I will still use the hospital provided interpreter or phone service.
Last edit by Riverrat2010 on Jan 5, '11
: Reason: mistake in sentence