1. I was wondering if you as a nurse feel that one should be able to speak fluent english and be able to form a complete sentance in order to be a nurse here in the US. This is not meant to offend anyone I just wanted to see if anyone has an opinion or has had experience with this sort of problem.
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  3. by   TazziRN
    Fluent as in perfect? No, that's not necessary. They should, however, be able to communicate effectively with English-speakers. I have not met any nursing staff who could not do this, but ancillary staff, yes.
  4. by   GiantHeart21
    Not perfect. There a about 5 nursing students in my class that cannot form a complete sentence and that cannot make any sense in english. I would have a hard time letting some one like that take care of me.
  5. by   TazziRN
    Ohhh, that's not good. They nmight be weeded out by the NCLEX.