My hospital offers 2,000 dollars worth of tuition reimbursement if you are taking classes related to the healthcare field. The local 4 year college does not offer anything above a BSN and no other healthcare programs to speak of, their is no community college in this part of the state, so I am kinda limited as far as what to do...
Here is my question:
We have a fairly large spanish speaking population in the area, and working in the ER, we are constantly having to call in interpreters for minor sore-throat, routine-should-have-been-seen-at-a-doctors-office-not-in-the-ER types of patients (these types of patients are in no way ONLY spanish speaking), things that would not need a whole lot of medical translations needed. I speak NO spanish besides "No-oblo spanish". Do you think (for those of you who have used hospital reimburs. for continueing education) that taking classes in Spanish would count for assistance since it would ultimately help my unit, and the patients?
Obviously, I would ask my Unit Director, however I never see her and the charge nurses were unsure.