SFSU BSN - foreign languages

  1. hi everyone,

    I was wondering if there are any SFSU BSN students (or students from other schools if 2nd languages were considered for acceptance to the program) who had included a foreign language on their application, and if so, how often use of the language is required in the program, if at all? Is it expected that you use the foreign language in clinicals, or are perhaps even specifically put into situations where the foreign language is required?

    I ask because I included Spanish as my foreign language, since I am a double major (nursing/spanish). However, I am not a native speaker, so I'm a little concerned about my lack of vocabulary with medical terms or even anatomy, since these are not really addressed in the Spanish program here. I plan on spending the summer learning as much nursing-related vocabulary as I can, but I was just wondering what to expect in the nursing program.
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  3. by   Chloexo
    Don't worry, no one will expect you to know Spanish in the program. After you're admitted, it doesn't matter what you had on your application. I know a few of my classmates got the opportunity to speak Spanish during clinicals, but it's definitely not something you'll need. I have a Spanish minor, and I haven't used it yet. Kudos on studying the medical vocab, that's something I've been meaning to do.
  4. by   californiasky
    Quote from Chloexo
    Don't worry, no one will expect you to know Spanish in the program. After you're admitted, it doesn't matter what you had on your application. I know a few of my classmates got the opportunity to speak Spanish during clinicals, but it's definitely not something you'll need. I have a Spanish minor, and I haven't used it yet. Kudos on studying the medical vocab, that's something I've been meaning to do.
    ok, awesome. thanks for the info! I'm starting to freak myself out thinking about how much work the program is going to be, so this takes a little weight off my shoulders
  5. by   Chloexo
    Quote from californiasky
    ok, awesome. thanks for the info! I'm starting to freak myself out thinking about how much work the program is going to be, so this takes a little weight off my shoulders
    Just try to relax and enjoy your free time now. You have a lot of info thrown at you and a lot of adjustments to make during first semester, I think that's what makes it hard. Just go into it with an open mind and ready to work hard! That's really all you can do to prepare, cause it probably won't be anything like you imagined. Or at least that's what it was like for me. Good luck!

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