The only thing I wish for all people, heck even folks that speak a particular language (even people fluent in English may not speak well!!!
). is that you are understood well enough, and patient enough to make sure you are understood for the patients and staff!
I know my language well...but some people go away thinking "what in the world did she just say!". I mean..I speak fast, I may slip in a few med terms by accident they don't understand, or I speak to simply or complex dependant on the patient to be understood...my goal...make myself UNDERSTOOD..and if that takes a while..I will do it!
So to me it is not a matter of accents, language and what not as much as simply being understood when you need it..which is 100% of the time! And the patience and understanding to know that you may have to repeat or back track to do it
I love all sorts of people, and learn so much from different people..here and abroad! That has never bothered me...because I love to learn and experience things through others! I find that the art and reason for life...to get to know others and see that the world is huge yet small in many things...and delight in differences and similarities! So foreign nurses...heck no probelm at all...a joy to me.