Training CBNC

Training and EventsFinancial assistance available based on needs for educational offerings

NCLEX-RN Peer Seminar
Spring 2018 Date to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
HR Learning Lab

Description: This seminar is designed to provide peer support for internationally educated nurses (IENs), who are preparing to take the NCLEX-RN exam. The candidates will work collaboratively with faculty to identify their strengths and limitations and develop a plan of their progression in the NCLEX process. Content includes designing an independent study plan, review of the NCLEX-RN test plan, steps in applying for the exam and practice test questions.

Pre-requisites: In order to enroll in the course candidates must have completed the TOEFL exam with a score of 83 or greater or completed ESL courses at Level 6 or better; submitted an application to CGFNS for certificate of credentials. (Note: Completion of NCSBN learning extension course: "Acclimation of International Nurses into the U.S. Nursing Practice" is also helpful.)

Cost: $50.00
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NCLEX-RN Preparation Course
Spring 2018 Dates to be announced
17-week course (Wednesdays, 4pm-7pm)


Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
HR Learning Lab

Description :This course is designed to assist Internationally Educated Nurses to succeed in meeting the requirements for nursing practice in the state of Illinois.  Using Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Assessment-Driven Review program, students will identify their strengths and limitations, develop a study plan, work independently, and participate in collaborative dialogue to prepare for the NCLEX licensing exam.

Pre-requisites: In order to enroll in the course candidates must have completed the TOEFL exam with a score of 83 or greater or completed ESL courses at Level 6 or better; submitted an application to CGFNS for certificate of credentials. (Note: Completion of NCSBN learning extension course: "Acclimation of International Nurses into the U.S. Nursing Practice" is also helpful.)

Cost: $900.00
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Pharmacology: An Overview for Nurses
Dates to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
HR Learning Lab

Description: This workshop will review Pharmacological implications throughout the lifespan. Medications, administration and nursing implications for infants, children, young adults and adults will be reviewed. Medications and their side effects that are commonly ordered for Neurological, Dermalogical and Cardiology problems will be also discussed. Instructional methods will include computer exercises and PowerPoint presentations

Pre-requisites: Completion of ESL courses at level 5 or better; an internationally educated nurse; Pre- assessments of English skills; Basic computer skills.

Cost: $100 ______________________________________________________________________

Resume Writing and Job Interview Skills Workshop
Date to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
2nd Floor Room 242

Description:This workshop will discuss developing a resume and interviewing for a nursing position.

Cost: $25.00______________________________________________________________________

Medical Terminology Nursing Review
Date to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
HR Learning Lab

Description:The course covers the medical language and terminology used by health care professionals. Based on a systems review the class is designed to assist the learner through definitions of terms, recognition of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language today and pronunciation. Learn how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling. In this medical terminology course, we'll cover medical terms related to some of the major body systems, including: muscular system, skeletal system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, reproductive system, and urinary system. Whether are new to the nursing profession, or you just need a refresher class, this medical terminology review will be beneficial to your practice.

Cost: $25.00
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Peer Support: Mentoring and English for International Nurses
Dates to be announced
Four (4) Sessions


Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Description: This seminar is a mentoring course for internationally educated nurses that will provide them with support and assistance with the U.S. nursing licensing process (credentialing, TOEFL, NCLEX preparation) and to enhance their ability to communicate in English.  The course offers an opportunity to review the various forms and processes needed for employment (e.g. Certified Nursing Assistant). Small group discussions will focus on Basic English communication skills. Students will have assignments related to completing forms, reading, writing and listening.

Pre-requisites: Completion of ESL courses at Level 4 or better; an internationally educated nurse; basic computer skills.

Cost: $75.00 plus $30.00 for Book
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CPR Course
Date to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Description: The course is designed to teach the skills of CPR  (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-valve mask device, and oxygen), use of an AED and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Two-year certification is issued upon completion.

Pre-requisites: Completion of ESL courses level 4 or better; this class is currently available for internationally educated nurses or anyone working in the healthcare field or anybody attending any health-related program of study.

Cost: $40.00 plus $5.00 for the CPR Card
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Conversations in Nursing: Appreciating Cultural Differences
2018 dates to be announced

Session 1
“Patient expectations and the Nurse Practice Act”

Session 2 
“Communication among the healthcare team”

Session 3
Comparing nursing care in the U.S. to other countries”

Session 4
“Comparing patient rights/ responsibilities, pain management, team communication, and ethical/legal considerations in U.S. nursing to other countries”

Session 5
Comparing the Healthcare Environment Challenges in the U.S. to other countries”

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
2nd FLoor- Room 242

Description: Conversations in Nursing: Appreciating Cultural Differences engages nursing colleagues from around the world in discussions aimed at increasing awareness and appreciation of various cultural differences and similarities among patients and healthcare professionals.  The participants will become acquainted with nurses who were educated in other countries and the rationale for methods used in caring for patients, as well as communicating with the health team. IENs have an opportunity to practice English with their nursing colleagues as they dialogue about topics important to professional nursing practice and safe patient care.

Pre-requisites: This course is open to Internationally Educated Nurses, Senior Nursing Students and Registered Nurses. Participants who are Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) are required to have completed English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at a level 4 or better in order to be able to converse with nursing colleagues during the classes.

CEU's: 10 Continuing Nursing Education Units (CEUS) will be awarded for those RNs who participate in all classes

Cost: $50 per session or all 5 for $150 (Please note that session 5 is only availabe to those that attend the first 4 sessions)

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TOEFL Preparation Course
Wednesdays, October 11- December 6, 2017
2pm-4:30pm

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
HR Learning Lab

Description: The eight-week course, will be covering the Test of English as a Foreign Languag (TOEFL) test and take you through an in-depth look at all four sections of the TOEFL test: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. Each week candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about the question types, scoring guidelines and resources to help prepare for the test day. Candidates will receive test preparation tips and practice materials. It will be expect for candidates to spend 2 to 4 hours per week to get the most out of this course. The course includes video lectures, discussion forums, weekly quizzes, practice tests and recommended readings. ETS instructors and staff will moderate the discussions and provide feedback where possible on a weekly basis. Please note: Passing this course is not a predictor of how well you might perform on the actual TOEFL iBT® test

Pre-requisites: Completion of the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E) with a minimum score of 6.0; internationally educated nurse.

Cost: $25. Will be refunded in the form of tuition for a future CBNC course.

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Writing Workshop
Dates to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Description: This workshop helps improve writing skill in English through small group discssions and exercises focus on written communication for nursing practice. Students will have written assignments related to professional and personal communication as well as intensive structure preparation.

Pre-requisites: Completion of ESL courses at level 4 or better; an internationallu educated nurse; pre-assessmentsof English skills; Basic computer skills.

Cost: $100 tuition; $25 for class materials

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Therapeutic Communication Workshop
Dates to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Description: This workshop helps improve communication skills in English with a focus on Therapeutic communication through small group discussions and exercises. Students will have the oppportunity to practice speaking and listening skills needed for professional communication with patients and families.

Pre-requisites: ESL level 5 or higher

Cost: $25
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Cultural Sensitivity in the Workplace
Dates to be announced

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
2525 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Description: This workshop is designed to create openness to the richness of diversity and to assist International Educated nurses, nurses, and student nurses appreciate and understand cultural diversity and sensitivity in the workplace.  Strategies for appreciating human diversity as it relates to age, ethnicity, gender, physical size and socioeconomic status and potential for enriching one’s own life will be discussed.

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TOEFL Course offered at UNAM
Contact Christina Meyer 312-573-1347 ext. 26
http://www.cepechicago.unam.mx/toefling.html
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TOEFL Courses offered at UIC
http://www.uic.edu/depts/tie/prep.html

Fundraiser 2017

The Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium (CBNC) celebrated International Nurses' Day with their annual event and fundraiser on
May 12, 2017.

A special thank you to all our supporters:

Sponsors
Greylock Capital Management, LLC

Platinum

Gold
Dave Samber from Polo Cafe & Catering
Blue Cross Blue Shield
La Monica Design

Silver

Carmen Velasquez

Bronze
American Nurses Association-Illinois
Amy moy Designs, Custom Jewelry

 

Donors







Amy Moy Designs, Custom Jewelry
Ann Garcelon, MD
Barbara Ziemba
Bridgeport Express Wash
Chicago White Sox
Connie's Pizza
Frances LaMonica
Lou Malnati's
Mary Lebold
Michael Domingo from Chicago Cubs
Mr. & Mrs. John Tominello
Paula Schipiour
Petco- South Loop
Pulaski Savings Bank
Ronold Pavelka from Bridgeport Bakery
Mariano's Bridgeport & Bronzeville
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