"Fun Classes"? - page 3

I have been wait-listed for the Spring 2007 semester, but instead will enter the Summer of 2007. Not that big of a deal, and in fact, I was expecting this. However, I need to maintain half-time... Read More

  1. by   lisabeth
    No, that isnt going to stop you from getting a job. You will always be able to find a job, but think about how much more valuable you would be if you spoke and understood what they were telling you. Not just any nurse can do that. I dare them not to give you a job. I dont want to be there to see that.
    You will get a job as a nurse.

    Quote from stpauligirl
    BUT if I don't get a job as a nurse just because I don't speak Spanish watch for me on the NEWS....I will visit Austin and appear on the steps of the State Capitol with a HUGE sign
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    No, that isnt going to stop you from getting a job. You will always be able to find a job, but think about how much more valuable you would be if you spoke and understood what they were telling you. Not just any nurse can do that. I dare them not to give you a job. I dont want to be there to see that.
    You will get a job as a nurse.
    We will encounter people from all over the world, at least down here in SA....to expect to know each and every language is unreasonable...my dictionary will be sufficient enough, I make it a point to carry it with me and have it in my locker
  3. by   stpauligirl
    [QUOTE=stpauligirl;1932078]We will encounter people from all over the world, at least down here in SA, it's not just Spanish speaking people....to expect to know each and every language is unreasonable...my dictionary will be sufficient enough, I make it a point to carry it with me and have it in my locker
  4. by   stpauligirl
    [QUOTE=stpauligirl;1932085][QUOTE=stpauligirl;1932078]We will encounter people from all over the world, at least down here in SA, it's not just Spanish speaking people....to expect to know each and every language is unreasonable...my dictionary will be sufficient enough, I make it a point to carry it with me and have it in my locker I would allow the interpreters to do their job.
  5. by   FockerInTraining
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I am tired of people speaking Spanish....learn English! This is the US and if you don't speak English you won't be able to function in the corporate and academic world...., proof is in the pudding with my foreign doc in my class who doesn't make the grade because he can't read the questions on the test correctly...how will he ever pass the State Board Exam? why should I accomodate non-English speakers by spending my money and learn their language so that they can stay unmotivated? I am an immigrant from a foreigh country and I had to learn English, I have to do everything in English...you won't see signs, tests or applications printed in my native language anywhere. The hospital needs to provide an interpreter for someone who doesn't speak English.
    Sorry but I am just tired of this ....I live in San Antonio TX and I am exposed to this problem all day long. If they come here to the US they need to learn English, period!
    You sound very bitter and I would not like to see how you are going to treat your patients. Did you seriously move to Texas and not think that spanish is something you were going to have to deal with? I mean come on, you're right by mexico for petes sake. :wakeneo:
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from stpauligirl
    BUT if I don't get a job as a nurse just because I don't speak Spanish watch for me on the NEWS....I will visit Austin and appear on the steps of the State Capitol with a HUGE sign

    at one of the schools I am looking at Calstate Spanish is now a pre requisite to the nursing program.
  7. by   joyflnoyz
    Quote from stpauligirl
    BUT if I don't get a job as a nurse just because I don't speak Spanish watch for me on the NEWS....I will visit Austin and appear on the steps of the State Capitol with a HUGE sign
    I've been rejected by the Seton "machine" in Austin (for a clinic job) because I am not spanish speaking
    Last edit by joyflnoyz on Nov 19, '06 : Reason: typos
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from joyflnoyz
    I've been rejected by the Seton "machine" in Austin (for a clinic job) because I am not spanish speaking
    That is just soooooo WRONG!
    I am sorry and wish you the best of luck in the future
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from FockerInTraining
    You sound very bitter and I would not like to see how you are going to treat your patients. Did you seriously move to Texas and not think that spanish is something you were going to have to deal with? I mean come on, you're right by mexico for petes sake. :wakeneo:
    Have a nice day
  10. by   natrgrrl
    I am considering taking EMT classes while I wait for nursing. For EMT-Basic it is 2 classes taken consecutively during the same quarter for 9 quarter hours. I also took medical terminology and a history class that I didn't need but wanted to take. A class in current politics might be interesting or advanced keyboarding skills might be an easy brush up class. You might also want a fitness or financial planning or study skills class.
    Hope you find what you are looking for.
  11. by   prmenrs
    It's kinda hard to tell a laboring mother, or a child, or an elderly gentleman that they really should learn English. At that point, what the patient needs is a Spanish speaking nurse! Not someone scolding them.

    In many border states, Spanish was here first, don't forget. We invaded them, in a way.

    What I do try to do is to encourage young women I meet @ work to think about going into nursing because there is such a need for bi-lingual, bi-cultural nurses.

    JMHO!!
  12. by   Princess74
    I took Yoga.
  13. by   lisabeth
    I fully intend on taking Spanish if I dont get in the program for next Spring. If I do, I will probably take it after I get through. I was volunteering last Thursday on the OB floor and a mother needed something. Luckily the volunteer that is working with me for a while knew a little. That was enough to convince me. I will learn enough to communicate with a patient who needs help.

    Quote from prmenrs
    It's kinda hard to tell a laboring mother, or a child, or an elderly gentleman that they really should learn English. At that point, what the patient needs is a Spanish speaking nurse! Not someone scolding them.

    In many border states, Spanish was here first, don't forget. We invaded them, in a way.

    What I do try to do is to encourage young women I meet @ work to think about going into nursing because there is such a need for bi-lingual, bi-cultural nurses.

    JMHO!!

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