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nursing and a foreign language?

does speaking a foreign language give you an edge in the nursing employement market? i have taken mandarin chinese for years and was going to use it with business. if i puruse nursing is there anyway i can use my language schooling from my past?

thanks,

hushpup

Absloutely, if you work in an area with a high Chinese population.

Ditto. Don't fall into the trap of letting everyone drag you away from your own work to use you to translate but never helping you get your own assignment done. And if the translating is more than very occasional, you should get paid for it.

I would also think that you might use it in relation to nursing work that is unrelated to direct healthcare, e.g., in writing documents for the Chinese market (perhaps a brochure on a drug), or in communicating with international teams in a multinational corporation, etc. Cantonese is the primary language of Chinese immigrants in California... I am not sure what percentages speak Mandarin. It certainly is an asset to have a foreign language as I see it.

does speaking a foreign language give you an edge in the nursing employement market? i have taken mandarin chinese for years and was going to use it with business. if i puruse nursing is there anyway i can use my language schooling from my past?

thanks,

hushpup

certainly - I hear that Communist China is hiring - good luck

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