Language Proficiency and Nursing Registration: Discussion Paper

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Date
2015-01-22
Authors
Muller, Amanda
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Elsevier
Rights
© 2016 Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Rights Holder
Elsevier
Abstract
This discussion paper focuses on English proficiency standards for nursing registration in Australia, how Australia has dealt with the issue of language proficiency, and the factors which have led to the establishment of the current language standards. Also, this paper will provide a comparison of the two language tests that are currently accepted in Australia (OET and IELTS), including the appropriateness of these tests and the minimum standards used. The paper will also examine the use of educational background as an indicator of language proficiency. Finally, communication-based complaints in the post-registration environment will be explored, and some discussion will be provided about why pre-registration measures might have failed to prevent such problematic situations from occurring.
Description
© 2016 Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Keywords
Communication, Language testing, Nursing registration, Policy
Citation
Müller, A. (2016). Language proficiency and nursing registration. International journal of nursing studies, 54, 132-140.