Prospective Nursing Unit Clerk Student Profile:
Self motivated with a strong sense of responsibility
Ability to solve problems logically
Able to complete detailed tasks with accuracy while working in a busy environment
Exercises a high degree of ethics in maintaining confidentiality of patient information
Professional in appearance and when interacting with others.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Download a pdf of the complete information packet including all forms required for an application < here >.
To be admitted to the program, you must meet all the following requirements. If there are any issues, please call us to discuss them.
An interview with Thompson Career College. Preferably in person, but this interview can be conducted by phone if you do not live in the Kamloops area.
High School Graduation - You have to be a high school graduate or equivalent in order to enroll in this program. Please submit a transcript (copy is fine, original not required). If you have a GED you can be admitted, but you must be at least 19 years old.
You need to take and pass our Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test. This test can be taken free of charge at our Kamloops campus, or you can make arrangements to take it remotely at a college, high school, test centre, library or work search centre in your community. This test is not required if you have successfully completed at least one year of college or university level education in a related field.
Fluent in Written and Spoken English - If English is not your first language, and you did not take all of your high school (grades 10 through 12) at an English Canadian high school, you will need to provide proof of English fluency through one of the standard ESL tests as defined by NAPRA (click here to see the NAPRA English Fluency standards).
18 before practicum begins - Field experience begins 19 weeks after the program starts. You must be 18 before you can work in a hospital environment.
At least 40 net words per minute typing speed. - Take the typing test provided online by TypingTest.com, print out the result and send it to us. 40 wpm is the minimum for admission, but 50 wpm is the minimum required for graduation from the program. If you do not type at 50 wpm, or if you need to increase your speed for admission, you should acquire a typing tutor program and begin to work with it immediately. We recommend "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" as an inexpensive and effective tutor program.
Two references -
We will need reference letters (or emails) from two people who verify your ability to successfully complete this program and to work as a Nursing Unit Clerk. You will be asked to provide the references after your admission interview with Thompson Career College . These references will typically be employers, co-workers, teachers, counselors, pharmacists, or health care workers.
The physical and mental ability to work as a Nursing Unit Clerk - A performance ability statement form must be completed, signed and submitted to the college.
No criminal record that will prevent you from working in a pharmacy - A current criminal record check must be completed and filed with Thompson Career College . We provide a letter of introduction that you can take to your local police agency, where you will sign a consent form and have the completed record check sent to Thompson Career College.
A recent test for Tuberculosis (usually the Mantoux test) showing no exposure to infection.
Up to date immunizations (information on recommended immunizations will be provided by the school during the admission process).
Additional Admission Criteria for Blended Learning Students:
Appropriate study area, computer, internet access and computer skills – Fill out and submit the 'Home Office / Computer Skills' form confirming that you have the equipment, study location, internet access and computer skills that are required for successful online learning.
Appropriate Schedule and Personal Circumstances – You need to dedicate 35 hours per week of uninterrupted time to class activities during the home study portion of the program, and you may need additional time available for reading and studying. If you have children at home, arrangements must be made for their care while you are in class or studying. You should not work more than 20 hours per week on another job on average throughout the program. Fill out and submit the 'Personal Study Schedule' form.