Diploma in Nursing Unit Clerk
Are you organized, detail-oriented and professional? If this sounds like you, consider a career as a Nursing Unit Clerk. Nursing Unit Clerks act as the heart of a health care unit by maintaining the pulse. They direct resources, communicate with patients, nurses and doctors, and ensure urgent tasks are completed efficiently. A Nursing Unit Clerk must be able to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, and possess strong communication skills.
Prior to Nursing Unit Clerk program admission, Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements. Upon enrolment, students will be informed of next steps and timelines. Non-compliance could result in program dismissal. Requirements for practice education placements include:
- Acceptable Criminal Record Search under the Criminal Record Review Act
- Proof of Immunity Status as required by industry
- Acceptable Medical Examination Form completed by a physician
Financing Your Education
You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options; Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.
Please note, additional criteria may be required to fulfill industry guidelines. Students will be informed in advance of any requirements that need to be fulfilled for placements.
Nursing Unit Clerks are the anchors of patient care departments. They focus on the non-clinical tasks of the department, and deliver and communicate physician’s orders with nursing staff and the other departments (laboratory, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, dietary, and therapy).
Depending on the health care environment, Nursing Unit Clerks may also be referred to as Nursing Unit Coordinators, Nursing Unit Assistants or Health Unit Coordinators.
Nursing Unit Clerk Career
As a Nursing Unit Clerk, you’ll find opportunities for employment in hospitals, extended, intermediate and long-term care facilities, and private surgical clinics.
Based on employment statistics gathered by Stenberg College, the wage graduates of Stenberg’s Nursing Unit Clerks can expect to earn is $22.23 per hour (+12.2% in lieu of benefits).
A Nursing Unit Clerk graduating from Stenberg College is qualified for employment in other provinces within Canada. As a graduate, you will also be able to seek a professional designation in the United States as a Certified Health Unit Coordinator.