El Centro, CA - May 17, 2019 – Earlier this week El Centro Regional
Medical Center (ECRMC) in conjunction with CETYS University announced
a registered nurse training program to provide practicing nurses in Mexico
an opportunity to practice nursing in California. The purpose of this
program is to develop and provide participants the communication skills
related to nursing in the English language, ultimately offering the opportunity
to become employed in the hospital. To encourage participation, ECRMC
has offered to provide 100% scholarships for 15 participants who satisfactorily
meet all requirements and pass the interview process. Some of the requirements
(among others) include:
- Having a current registered nurse license in Mexico
- Scoring an English level B1 rating
- Being eligible to obtain a TN Visa
The course consists of three fundamental parts which are:
- Nursing vocabulary and terminology
- TOEFL iBT preparation course and
- NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) certification preparation course
“This is a great partnership between two world class organizations
who are teaming up to better serve the future needs for nurses. We are
excited about this and I know we will see positive results from it. An
RN who cares for his/her patients is a priceless commodity and to be able
to have in place a system that produces these national precious resources
is vital to the entire valley. I am looking forward to the outcomes”
said Dr. A. Adolphe Edward, CEO for ECRMC about the Joint partnership
between CETYS and ECRMC.
The program is open to all registered nurses licensed in Mexico who wish
to work at ECRMC and thus grow professionally. A rigorous selection process
will occur with
each candidate before being granted program entry. Each group size is limited
to 25 students.
“The Board of Trustees is committed to providing outstanding healthcare
to our community and that requires talented, energetic, and compassionate
people. We are excited about this opportunity with CETYS and look forward
to a long and successful partnership” ECRMC Board President Cheryl
Interested individuals can request an English placement exam by visiting
the Language Center at CETYS University Monday through Friday from 8am to 7pm.
This exam is provided at no cost.
If the candidate provides a satisfactory English B1 rating, student will
be given the opportunity to complete an application packet of which will
be reviewed by ECRMC.
Program start date is July 16, 2019. Time schedule is contingent on student
availability. Both CETYS University and ECRMC expect a positive response
from the nursing community in Mexico. To obtain more information, interested
individuals can contact the Language Center at CETYS University by calling
(686) 567-3710, by visiting the website
http://www.cetys.mx/idiomas and via social media platforms.
About El Centro Regional Medical Center
ECRMC is a medical center that serves the healthcare needs of the Imperial
Valley since 1956. In addition to the 161-bed hospital, ECRMC also owns
and operates the Oncology and Hematology of the Imperial Valley, Wound
Healing Center, the Outpatient Imaging Center and outpatient centers in
El Centro and Calexico. The ECRMC outpatient centers provide exceptional
primary and specialized care for residents who seek greater well-being
and improved quality of life.
About CETYS University
The Center for Technical and Higher Education (CETYS University) is an
educational institution of excellence, located in the state of Baja California,
Mexico with campuses in Mexicali, Tijuana and Ensenada.
In addition, CETYS is accredited by the Federation of Private Mexican Institutions of
Higher Education (FIMPES) and in the United States by the Western Association
of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CETYS has an extension and continuing
education department in each of its campus whose mission is to provide
strategic training, consulting and research services applied