Nursing Unit Clerk Program
Next class starts November 4, 2013... go to work in May 2014 !!
This program provides graduates with the knowledge, skills, practical experience and certification required to be hired as an entry level Nursing Unit Clerk or Hospital Unit Coordinator.
Developing the knowledge and skills needed to work in a hospital setting are an integral part of the program. We have worked closely with BC Health Authorities in the development of this 6 month-long program to ensure that graduates have the latest knowledge and skills needed to immediately begin work as entry level Nursing Unit Clerks.
There are two options for attending this program:
- One is to attend On-Campus at our college in Kamloops. We recommend this approach to anyone who lives in Kamloops, and to those people who learn more effectively in a group, classroom environment.
- The other option is referred to as Blended Learning because it is a blend of face to face and distance learning. Under the Blended Learning option, students attend class for one week in Kamloops during week 8 of the program. The rest of the classroom learning occurs at a distance.
Both delivery options are 6 months long, including 19 weeks of Classroom and Lab instruction, a 2 week break, and a 4 ½ week practical learning experience (practicum) at a hospital or other health care facility, ideally in your own community.
This intensive program requires students to attend 5 days a week on campus (35 hours a week by distance learning). Students are trained in as short an elapsed time as possible, while meeting the standards required by industry bodies and potential employers. The program focuses on the knowledge and skills needed by Nursing Unit Clerks, without any unnecessary program content. It includes extensive hands on training in lab activities at our school and on site at hospital facilities.
Students also receive job search training and support to help find work upon graduation.