intercultural learning in nursing
English for Nurses thoroughly encourages hands-on experience!
Through the Erasmus+ programme, English for Nurses takes a leading role in facilitating practical placements for overseas student nurses in UK Hospitals. This has proven to be a brilliant way for student nurses to gain an invaluable insight into British nursing culture. It is also a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their language skills by being an active part of working-life on English-speaking wards. For senior staff at UK hospitals, it offers a chance to enrich and diversify their own wards by hosting gifted and enthusiastic overseas students.
Our teachers at English for Nurses have many years of real experience of what to expect when coming to the the UK as an overseas nurse. We can offer support and guidance to overseas students and also work closely with UK hospitals who would like to become hosts.
EfN have already had great success with many talented student nurses who have enjoyed their time here and found it to be a broadening and memorable experience. Towards the end of their placement, we invite our student nurses to reflect a little on their stay, share their impressions, and to write a brief report about their experience on a UK ward. We also encourage nursing experts, managers and mentors from these hospitals to submit reports and share their thoughts from the perspective of the host.
We are sure that these reports will be helpful and enlightening for any overseas student nurses or UK nursing experts who are interested in becoming a part of this excellent and colourful programme.
If you are considering a placement in the UK, or would like to host a placement in your own hospital, we hope you enjoy reading their inspirational stories and we encourage you to get in contact with EfN, follow in their footsteps, and eventually write one of your own!
Kimberley and Rieke’s 7 Week Placement at Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol - 30/10/2017
In unserem sechs wöchigen Praxiseinsatz in der forensischen Psychiatrie in Bristol haben wir eine Menge gelernt. Zum Einen konnten wir unser Fachwissen im Bereich der psychiatrischen Pflege erweitern. Nebenbei haben wir allerdings noch weit aus mehr dazu gelernt: das Leben … Continue reading
Our Work Placement at Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol. By Vera, Anna, and Sarah - 30/10/2017
Einsatz Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol Nachdem wir am 28.07.17 in Bristol angekommen waren, mussten wir uns erst einmal an diese chaotische, aber spannende Stadt, und ihre linksfahrenden Busse gewöhnen. Wir konnten unsere Englischkenntnisse gut in die Praxis umsetzen, indem wir … Continue reading
A New Report on the Expert Group Visit 2017 - 8/8/2017
In our last post we shared with you a report from our ‘Expert’ visit 2017 during which a select group of German healthcare professionals had the opportunity to tour a range of hospitals and training facilities in our home city … Continue reading
The Expert Group Visit – June 2017 - 20/7/2017
With a network of contacts in the UK and throughout Europe, EfN have been able to arrange several successful visits of nursing professionals to the UK. These ‘Expert’ visits allow healthcare professionals, managers and academics to spend time in Bristol and gain first-hand experience of hospital facilities, nursing training and development. This month, we welcomed professionals from Hamburg, Munich and Bremen. We were also delighted to be joined by our patron, Professor Jacqui Filkins from Cumbria.
Below you can read an insightful report from one of our German colleagues about this latest visit: Continue reading
ERASMUS- Einsatz im Community Hospital Penrith - 21/9/2016
Die Möglichkeit die uns in unserer Ausbildung durch den ERASMUS Einsatz geboten wurde, lies mich auf vielseitige Weise teilhaben an der Arbeit der verschiedenen Professionen innerhalb eines Krankenhauses des NHS (National Health Service) Englands. Meine im Rahmen des ERASMUS Programms … Continue reading
First Bristol Student Nurse – Julia - 22/5/2015
Hello, I am Julia. I am doing my nurse training in Germany at Charité Berlin and spent four weeks in Spire Hospital (“The Glen”) for a work experience.