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English for Nursing

  1. Susan Bosher

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0380

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Bosher, S. 2012. English for Nursing. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


English for nursing is a specialty within English for specific purposes (ESP), which attempts to understand and describe the many ways in which English is used in the clinical setting in nursing, as well as in nursing education.


  • discourse analysis;
  • esl/efl;
  • language for academic purposes;
  • language for specific purposes