- 0Aug 18, '12 by Lukes089Hello, and good day. I am wondering if there is a demand for bilingual nurses in the Boston area. Someone who is fluent in English, Spanish & Italian.I am not sure whether anyone can possibly know this, but I thought I'd ask.
- 0Aug 18, '12 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorIMO, given the shifting demographics of the US population, there's a demand for bilingual nurses (especially English/Spanish) almost everywhere. I imagine it would be higher in suburban areas/the big cities along the East Coast.
However, in terms of job hunting prospects...being bilingual is a big plus, but keep in mind there's lots of bilingual nurses out there looking for work, so don't rely solely on your language skills to get the job.
- 0Aug 19, '12 by KelRN215, BSN, RNSpanish most definitely. I have worked as a nurse in Boston for 5 years and have only had one patient who spoke Italian.
In Boston, you will find demand for people who speak: Spanish, French/Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese among other languages. Some communities in the suburbs have large Russian populations. Being multilingual can only help you!