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Robublind has 1 years experience and specializes in ED.

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Hey I need to take a Spanish course for nurses, can anyone recommend one? Do you take it? THanks. I want to be able to do an ER assessment without using the translation phone.

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Laboratorian has 13 years experience.

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Hey I need to take a Spanish course for nurses, can anyone recommend one? Do you take it? THanks. I want to be able to do an ER assessment without using the translation phone.

Option A: Enroll in Spanish 101 at a local community college.

Option B: Rosetta Stone

And buy this book: http://www.amazon.com/Spanish-Health-Professionals-Wiliam-Harvey/dp/0764111388

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dthfytr has 30 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN, EMT-B, EMT-I and specializes in ER, Trauma.

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Agree with all of the above. Personally, I prefer a "Conversational Spanish" course.

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Elvish is a BSN, DNP, RN, NP and specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

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If there is a Spanish-speaking community anywhere close to you, I highly encourage you to make a few friends and practice your Spanish with them. Shop at the tiendas and maybe see if you can go to a few community events. Of course you will get practice at work, but sick people don't always have the energy to be language teachers. I took 3.5 years of Spanish between high school and college and while it was good for learning the basics, speaking with native speakers is by far the best way to learn how to have a real conversation with people. I also credit it with helping me lose my foreign accent.

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You will first need to learn some basic conversational spanish and then add in medical spanish. I am interested in this as well and have actually found lots of free medical spanish tutorials online just by googling. But they will not make a lot of sense until I take some basic spanish, which I am hoping I will have some time for next semester.

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Bortaz, RN has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in CDI Coordinator; Formerly NICU.

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Download the free podcast, Coffee Break Spanish, from the iTunes store. Its awesome.

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I study Spanish online. And it's good. Less hassle. :)

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TheDreamJourney has 3 years experience and specializes in Medical Surgical-Oncology.

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I took basic spanish and then spanish for health professionals! It was great. Good luck.

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Rosetta Stone is fantastic! You should start with this, then add the medical terminology when you're ready. Good luck!

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Being Spanish-bilingual certified and a complete Gringo, I started slowly, taking classes in HS, then college (the conversational ones are best), and then started working per diem in a highly Latino hosptial (in the ED) where the staff were all native Spanish speakers. It's amazing how much one learns LISTENING to native speakers interpret. It's a process that will take YEARS. But putting yourself out there, learning, practicing, and challenging yourself will BUILD your skills. Buenas Suerte!

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I'm hoping to become bilingual in Spanish as well. What did you guys think the best method of learning Spanish was? Books, online, Rosetta Stone, study abroad?

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I simply watched the second season of "Eastbound and Down" to learn all my Spanish.

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