spanish speaking student



i am trying to help one of my friends get ready for NCLEX. She speaks Spanish as her first language. during our exit exam at my school she had a really hard time understanding many of the questions due to the language barrier. i would like to help her, but i'm not really sure what to do.

any tips?


on eagles wings, ASN, RN

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Where I live, almost everyone's language is Spanish(including mine) and really there isn't much you can do. What I do, since I am more fluent than some of my classmates, I'll just tell them in Spanish what it says and it'll stick with them. There is no bilingual N-Clex book that I know of. A medical dictionary might help but that is usually it.


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She'll have to take the NCLEX in English, (I'm assuming they only have it in English? That would be awesome if I was wrong) so it seems the best thing to do is just to have her practice doing NCLEX questions in English....lots and lots of NCLEX questions. If she made it through nursing school, she should be able to pass NCLEX! It's so hard for people who don't speak English as their first language and I admire them so much. I couldn't imagine doing nursing school in another language!