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EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) in conjunction with CETYS University announced through a press release a registered nurse training program to provide practicing Mexican nurses an opportunity to practice nursing in California. The program’s purpose is to develop and provide participants the communication skills related to nursing in the English language, ultimately offering the opportunity to become employed at the hospital. 

To encourage participation, the report said that ECRMC has offered to provide 100% scholarships for 15 participants who satisfactorily meet all requirements and pass the interview process. According to the release, some of the requirements 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:

  • 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 in the press release 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 health care 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,” said ECRMC board president Cheryl Viegas-Walker in the release. 

Interested individuals can request an English placement exam by visiting the Language Center at CETYS University Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 7pm.

The exam is provided at no cost.

If the candidate provides a satisfactory English B1 rating, the student may complete an application packet which will be reviewed by ECRMC.

Program start date is July 16. 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 contact the Language Center at CETYS University at (686) 567-3710, by visiting the website, and via social media platforms, per the report.

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