This certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as nursing unit clerks.
Recommended characteristics for successful Nursing Unit Clerks:
The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties required of a nursing unit clerk.
Upon successful completion of the Nursing Unit Clerk certificate, students will be able to:
Note: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.
Note 1: 40 wpm typing speed is required for graduation from the program and employment within Fraser Health.
Note 2: Once all other entrance requirements have been successfully submitted, the Program Coordinator will email the time and date of the assessment. Applicants must possess basic computer skills and accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
Financial aid is available from a variety of sources. For more information, contact the Financial Aid and Awards office at either the Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus. A variety of bursary applications are also available from the Financial Aid and Awards offices.
This full-time program usually runs Monday to Friday (no class Wednesdays) during the daytime at UFV's Clearbrook Centre in the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters.
|HLTH NC01||Professionalism and Communication||20|
|HLTH NC02||Unit Clerk Fundamentals||25|
|HLTH NC03||Admissions, Transfers, Discharges, and Patient Records||30|
|HLTH NC04||Medical Terminology and Pharmacology I||40|
|HLTH NC05||Medical Terminology and Pharmacology II||65|
|HLTH NC07||Laboratory Orders||45|
|HLTH NC08||Surgical Orders||40|
|HLTH NC09||Specialty Nursing Areas||40|
|HLTH NC11||Practicum Orientation||25|
|HTLH NC12||Medical Imaging||40|
Students are required to have the following to be eligible for a practicum placement:
Students will be evaluated on classroom participation and professionalism, classroom assignments, study and group projects, examination, and a practicum. Students must maintain a grade percentage of 80% (A-) in each course. Students need to successfully complete each course in order to continue into the next course. Students must successfully complete all theory components prior to practicum placement. Successful completion of both theory and practicum must be achieved to obtain the certificate.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 80% in each course to progress to the next course. Students who do not achieve a minimum grade of 80% in a course may repeat the course once, and twice with permission by the Continuing Education Director. Students must successfully complete the Practicum with a Complete. The Practicum course may not be repeated.
See UFV's Course Repeat policy (86).
A student may apply for readmission after withdrawal. The student must meet the admission requirements for the program, including any specific readmission criteria if they apply to return to the same program. Readmission to the same program is not guaranteed. A student who is readmitted after being required to withdraw will return on academic probation.
The entire program must be completed at UFV.
To be eligible to graduate, students must successfully complete all courses with a minimum grade of 80%.
Students must attain a typing speed of 40 wpm.
In addition, students must complete courses within three years of program start. See the Graduation section of the calendar for more information.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.
Contact Continuing Education at 604-851-6324, or 604-504-7441 local 6324, or toll-free (within Canada) 1-888-504-7441 local 6324, or firstname.lastname@example.org.