What should a foreign nurse know before starting to work in a Dutch (health)care institution? What type of Dutch should he or she be able to speak and understand?
It goes without saying that nursing jargon is different from everyday Dutch. All kinds of specific terms such as ‘tillift’ (patient hoist) or ‘voedingslijst’ (nutrition list) are much more common in healthcare. It is also vital for the nurse to understand not only what a patient or resident means, but also what a physician says and what a colleague wants to pass on at the start of a shift.
This course is intended for foreign nurses and prepares them for the language-related aspects of working in healthcare.