* Tuition subject to change without notice. Textbooks are not included in tuition.
Nursing Unit Clerks work in patient care areas of hospitals, public health care agencies, and long-term care facilities. Unit clerks liaise with doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, coordinating many of the activities of the unit and dealing with crises in a calm and timely manner.
Daily activities may include: processing doctors’ orders, booking tests, booking ambulances and procedures, ordering supplies and equipment, setting up services after discharge, ensuring pre- and post-operative testing is done and results are available, and maintaining confidential medical records.
Employment potential for nursing unit clerks is good. With an aging population, the demand for health care workers grows.
View entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Students are also required to complete a keyboarding assessment before you start your classes.
* In lieu of the keyboarding assessment, students will practice independently while taking the program. Once conditionally accepted, students will be contacted through email by the Program Coordinator with information on how the specific program requirements will be met.
Once you have been conditionally accepted to the Nursing Unit Clerk program, follow the steps below for the required program documentation:
Health authorities require the immunization and criminal record check information before a student can be placed in a hospital for practicum.
*All documents must be scanned, pictures of documents will not be accepted*
If you fail to obtain this documentation, you cannot be placed in a practicum and are not eligible to graduate from the program.
Nursing Unit Clerks (NUCs) are the key communication link between visitors, nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team. Due to the fast-paced and complex nature of health care service, NUCs must possess excellent communication skills, keen multitasking abilities, and attention to detail.
UFV’s Nursing Unit Clerk certificate program will teach you how to communicate effectively with patients, visitors, and other members of the health care team. You will learn how to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, process doctors' orders and instructions, and perform clerical duties that relate to the overall care of the patient. You will also gain a working knowledge of health care code of ethics. UFV offers small class sizes for individualized attention to optimize your learning.
The program consists of 12 courses that include a combination of theory and practice-related exercises before you participate in a 150-hour hospital practicum.
See the Nursing Unit Clerk Fall 2020 Schedule here.
See the Nursing Unit Clerk Winter 2021 Schedule here.
An optional Medical Imaging practicum is available for an additional cost.
In order to qualify for the practicum module, you must have successfully completed all previous coursework and attendance requirements.
When you qualify for a practicum, UFV Continuing Education will assign you a placement that provides you with meaningful work-like experience and exposure to a hospital setting.
Practicum placements reflect the business practices of the practicum host, which includes placement during standard business hours. Transportation to the practicum site is your responsibility and may require travel outside your community of residence. If you refuse an assigned practicum site you will need to find your own site and obtain departmental approval prior to the start of your practicum.
Please discuss any barriers that may affect your practicum assignment with UFV Continuing Education immediately after registration.
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