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Unit 1

Grammar for Nursing

16 Tenses
TENSE

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EXAMPLE
Present tense
She works everyday +"The nursing student always attend the English lecture.

Present Continuous tense


She
is working +"She is studying nursing now
Present Perfect
She has worked for three years + " The student nurse has studied English for 12 years.
Present Perfect continuous
She has been working since four oclock. +" She has been taking care of the patient for half an hour.
Past tense
She worked yesterday. + The nurse gave the injection last night - The patient took the medicine an hour ago.
Past continuous
She was working yesterday. + The nurse was giving an injection when the doctor came.
Past Perfect
She I had worked. The nurse had given the injection when the Charge Nurse came.
Past Perfect continuous
She had been working. + The nurse had been writing the report for 40 minute when the bell rang.
Present future tense
I will clean my room. + The nurse will examine the patient this afternoon.
Present future continuous
I will be cleaning my room. + The nurse will be examining the patient this afternoon.
Present future perfect
I will have cleaned my room. + The nurse will have finished the report before the next shift begins.
Present future perfect continuous I will have been cleaning my room. + The nurse will have been working for 6 hours before the next shift begins
Past future tense
I would clean my room. + "I would go see the lecturer if I were you.
Past future continuous
I would be cleaning my room. + "The nurse would be looking after the patient tomorrow morning.
Past future perfect
I would have cleaned my room. + "The nurse would have finished writing the report when the sister come.
Past future continuous
I would have been cleaning my room. + "The nurse would have been working at the hospital for 10 years, if she
had not decided to resigned.

Grammar for Nursing

TASK 1

Read dialogue model 1-3, and find all the grammatical mistakes
UNIT 1 SELF-INTRODUCTION (UPN Textbook)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
In this unit you will learn how to:
1. Recognize the introduction patterns
2. Introduce self
3. introduce other person to someone
BEFORE ASKING THE STUDENTS TO READ THE DIALOGUE, PLAY VIDEO ON PREPOSITION IN,
ON, AT, FIRST.
FIND THE MISTAKES in Dialogue Model 1
Nurse
How do you do? I am Shanty
Student Nurse How do you do, too. Mrs. Shanty. I am Miranda and my nickname is
Randa.
Nurse
I am a nurse in Darmais Hospital and you?
Student Nurse I am a student nurse in Nusantara Nursing Academy.
Nurse
What year are you?
Student Nurse I am a new student, So, I am the first year of Nursing Academy. Actually, I
am the first Semester now.
Nurse
By the way, where do you live?
Student Nurse I stay at dormitory, but my permanent address is on Jalan Cendrawasih
No. 19, South Jakarta. Well, may I have your telephone number?
Nurse
All right. My phone number is 7755444
Student Nurse Oh! That's easy phone number
Nurse
I am sorry, Madam. I have a class now. O.K. Thank you
Student Nurse You are welcome. See you later.
FIND THE MISTAKES in Dialogue Model 2
Harun
Hello, Joe, it has not seen you long time, how are you?
Joe
Hi! Harun, it has not seen you long time, too. I am fine Harun. Thank you, and
how about you?
Harun
Oh, I'm very well, thank you. By the way Joe, this is my Friend, Dr. Jossie. And Dr.
Jossie, this is Joe, a General Practitioner.
Joe
Hello, Dr. Jossie, how do you do?
Jossie
Hello, Dr. Joe. How do you do?
Joe
How do you do, too. It's glad to see you.
Jossie
It's glad to see you, too.
Harun
Well Joe. We have to go to hospital. See you later, Joe.
Joe
Oksee you later, bye.
FIND THE MISTAKES in Dialogue Model 3
Mala
Hello ...... How do you do, My name is Mala. May I know your name, please?

Ika
Mala
Ika
Mala
Ika
Mala
Ika
Mala
Ika
Mala

Of course. My name is Ika Lestari. You can call me Ika.


Well. Ms. Ika, what do you do?
I'm a nurse.
So am I. Where do you work?
I work in Honoris Hospital. So, how about you?
Oh, I'm in Hermina Hospital. And which wards do you work?
I am at Emergency Room.
I am also work in Emergency Room.
Oh.. We have the same job. Thank you, see you next time.
See you next time.

TASK 2

Study dialogue model 1-3, and write your own dialogue.

TASK 3

Read passage 1-2 and funderline the mistakes

READING
Passage 1 on Self introduction
Good morning. I would like to introduce myself. My complete name is Ida Ayu Nasution. My
nickname is Ayu and I'm a doctor. Then people in hospital call me "dr. Ayu". My sure name is
Nasution. I live in Jakarta. I was born on November 20th, 1971 in Medan. In 1997, I graduated
from the faculty of Medicine of Indonesia University. I have been working in "Harapan Kita"
hospital. Every morning, I always go to that hospital, but I am never late. Sometimes, I ask,
"Am I diligent"? That's my introduction, thank you for attention and good-bye.
Passage 2 on Self introduction
Well, everybody, let me introduce myself. I am Ela Maelasari. Everybody often
calls me Ela and I am 19 years old. I am the first semester in Ngudi Waluyo
Nursing Academy. My family and I live on Jalan Cendana No.27 Central Jakarta
but I stay at the dormitory. I am very happy because I can study the English in
Nursing. I like it so much because I want to go abroad as a professional nurse.
Thank you, every body.

TASK 4

PRACTICE:
1. Please, introduce yourself in front of the class!
2. Use passage 1 and 2 as a model for your own self introduction.

WRITING
Write a description about your favorite person.
Nurse Dewi is my favorite nurse, she cares all patients in the ward very carefully.
She is a very good nurse. She always speaks calmly and explains about the progress
of patient diseases clearly, she is beautiful and smart. Every morning, she always
smiles and say hello to all patients in the ward. But sometime she is angry with
patient when the patient does not follow the instruction.
She always controls all of patient's condition. At 10 o'clock in the morning, she often takes
vital signs of patients. And sometime, she gives us medicines to take. When she has night
shift, she always controls all patients in the ward in the middle of night. If there
is something with her patient, she usually calls and reports to doctor in charge at

emergency room. Nurse Dewi lives in hospital dormitory. So, she doesn't need a
transportation to go to her dormitory. All patients in the ward like nurse Dewi very
much.

TASK 5

PRACTICE:
Write a description about your favorite friend, person, or lecturer!

Hi - My name is
Santi, Ive just started
on Ward 4 I come from Irian Jaya.
My name means Peace.
Im just getting to know about UK
names.
Do any English names
have meanings?

Hello Im Syarifah
from Bekasi. Im new
to Ward 4 but Im looking forward to
having my own patients soon. Its a
really big hospital. What do you think
I should get to know first about
working here? How do
you think I could get to know the
people
here better?