Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Interns should have a valid BLS certification in order to start training.
It is the responsibility of each intern to arrange for re-certification of BLS, if needed, prior to starting the training unless facilitated otherwise by the recruited clinical site.
Interns should comply with all immunization requirements requested by the clinical setting prior to commencing bedside practices.
English Proficiency Exam (EPE)
CON interns are expected to take the Ministry of National Guards Health Affairs English Language Proficiency Exam (MONGHA ELPE) on level 5 (three levels before internship).
The pass score for this exam is 65% for employment requirements. However, the minimum qualifying score to commence internship is 50%.
Students who obtain a score of 65% or above in the exam will be exempted from writing it again as interns, resident, or as new employee by MONGHA (as per APP 1419-016 Saudi Nurses Career Path at the MONGHA.
Nevertheless, students who obtain a score less than 65% have to retake it every level after until a score of 65% is secured or, at least, a qualifying score to commence internship (that is 50%).
Potential interns who score a mark less than 65% are expected to exercise personal responsibility over improving their English language.