Joyce M. Black, Rn, PhD, CPCN, CWCN

is coming to Manila this July to give talks to the nursing professionals and students at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila.

The seminar is a one day affair and is entitled
"EVIDENCED-BASED Clinical Management of Medical-Surgical Conditions in a Hospital Based Nursing Practice"

This is a great opportunity for nurses in the Philippines to update their knowledge in nursing practice.

IELTS to Implement Changes in Test Band Score Reporting

After consultation with test takers, teachers, Recognising Organisations and other stakeholders, the International English Language System (IELTS) will be implementing a revised band scoring system.
Under the new system, band scores in the tests will be scored in full and in half-bands. The old IELTS scoring system used full bands for the tests except in listening and reading, which is scored in both full and half-bands.
This means that in the old system, an examinee may score 7 or 8 in the writing and speaking tests. Under the new system, scores will increment or decrement by half band so the examinee in the same tests may score 7.5 or 8.5.
The changes, taking effect July 1st this year, will only affect the reporting of the band scores and will not, in any way, affect how the tests are rated.
IELTS is jointly managed by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) through more than 350 locations in 120 countries worldwide. Close to 5,000 organisations around the world recognise the test for education, immigration and professional accreditation purposes.