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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
Education / Pedagogy / Education
|Spanish term or phrase: tecnico superior universitario|
|Diploma received in Nursing from Venezuela.|
...en nombre de la Republica y por autoridad de la Ley se le confiere el Titulo de: Tecnico superior universitario en enfermeria.
Need US or CAN equivalent.
|Advanced Technical Degree (US); Higher Technician (Europe)|
For years, I had translated this degree as “Higher Technician”; but, suddenly, last week I felt insecure, and asked the question. As a result of the discussion of the many answers received, I concluded that it is safe to use the following options:
Técnico Superior: Advanced Technical Degree (US); Higher Technician (Europe).
I include the following translator’s note:
Translator’s Note: In Venezuela, “Técnico Superior” is the degree awarded by “University Institutes” (Colleges) after a six-semester course of study.
Selected response from:
Manuel Cedeño Berrueta
Local time: 15:23
|Once again, I find it difficult to award points as there were many valid points made in this dicussion. Manuel's explanations of the Venezuelan school system were informative and very helpful. However, I feel that the closest approximation in my country that would be understood is Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I ended up using that, while using Manuel's translator's note to explain the term Tecnico Superior. Thank you all.|
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
3 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
Higher Diploma in Nursing
|Maria Luisa Duarte|
Local time: 20:23
Native speaker of: English, Portuguese
PRO pts in category: 51
15 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
Bachelor of science in nursing
There are distinctions in the U.S.
Read the following:
I think the the Bachelor of science in nursing is most appropriate!
This is a program designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who want to earn a degree that will enable them to sit for the NCLEX Registered Nurse exam. It provides credit for nursing skills already learned through work experience or an LPN program.
Associate of Science in Nursing
The 2-year Associate Degree focuses more on technical skills than theory and for 30% of BSN graduates, it is their stepping stone to a BSN. It allows a student to become a Registered Nurse and earn money more quickly than a 4-year BSN program, so it works better for many students. It is the entry point for technical nursing practice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The 4-year BSN degree (also called a "Prelicensure BSN" program) is preferred by most nursing leaders and provides the best opportunities in today's job market. If you look in the Want Ads, you'll find that a BSN is a requirement for many positions. It is the entry point for professional nursing practice. Typically the first one to two years of the program are spent fulfilling general education requirements, while the last two to three years are spent on nursing courses.
Find BSN Programs
This is a program designed for Registered Nurse graduates of associates degree or diploma programs who want to complete their BSN degree. It provides credit for nursing skills already learned through school or work experience. Most often these programs are available with a very flexible schedule designed to meet the needs of working nurses. Classes might meet only evenings, or weekends. Some schools have “RN-only” classes which are separate from classes taught to pre-licensure students. Many schools have multiple start dates each year for these programs, rather than just one date in the Fall. Several online RN-2-BSN programs are available. These programs are also known as “Bridge Programs”, “BSN for RN's”, “Completion Programs”, “Nursing Mobility in Education Programs”, “Advanced Placement”, “Advanced Standing”, or “Transition Options.” Approximately 30% of BSN graduates annually come from RN-to-BSN programs.
Note added at 2002-08-13 11:58:18 (GMT)
I think higher diploma in nursing is a valid response...but its not what is used in the U.S. !