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ECRMC and CETYS University Create an English Training Program for Registered Nurses to Practice their Profession in California

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  • Written By: Israel Cruz

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 Viegas-Walker said.

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 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