Course Delivery: Online (5 days in-person)
Duration: 48 weeks, including a 6-week practicum
Start: March, June & November
Wages: $21.37 - $26.65, with an average reported wage of $24.46


Our Nursing Unit and Hospital Clerk program has transitioned to a 28-week Nursing Unit Clerk Diploma program. To learn more about the program, please click here.

About the Careers

Are you looking for a rewarding career in hospital administration? Our Nursing Unit and Hospital Clerk Dual Diploma program will prepare you for various career opportunities in hospital administration.

Nursing Unit Clerk

Nursing Unit Clerks act as the heart of a health care unit by maintaining the pulse. They focus on non-clinical tasks, 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.

Hospital Clerk

A Hospital Clerk provides valuable clerical, secretarial, and administrative support in public and private health care settings. Typical duties include the admitting and registration of patients into various departments and/or hospital units, collecting patient data, data entry, clerical tasks, and handling patients’ charts.

Graduates find opportunities for employment in:

  • Health authorities
  • Hospitals and community agencies
  • Private clinics
  • Family practices
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Sub-acute and non-acute care facilities
  • Allied care facilities
  • Private surgical centres
  • Extended, intermediate, and long-term care facilities

Unit & Hospital Clerk Diploma program

About the Program

The Hospital Support Specialist and Nursing Unit Clerk program is 48 weeks long and includes a 6-week practicum in hospitals.

Graduates of the Hospital Support Specialist and Nursing Unit Clerk program can hold a variety of job titles such as:

  • Hospital Registration Clerks
  • Hospital Switchboard Operations Clerks
  • Diagnostic Imaging Clerks
  • Health Records Clerks
  • Nursing Unit Coordinators
  • Health Unit Coordinators
  • Unit Clerks

Our graduates demonstrate the knowledge base, skills and attitudes consistent with industry expectations for entry-level employment. Graduates are employed within health authorities and several non-hospital settings such as clinics, private surgical and diagnostic facilities. They are also able to seek a professional designation in the United States as a Certified Health Unit Coordinator.

Admission Requirements


  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent*
  • Passing Stenberg College entrance examination or equivalent
  • Passing Verbal Test of English if ELL or equivalent*
  • Passing Stenberg College entrance informational interview
  • Minimum typing speed of 25 wpm
  • Completion of a Criminal Record Consent Form under the  Criminal Record Review Act

* Entrance requirements can be met with evidence of alternate assessments such as challenge exams or acceptable standardized English equivalency tests as per the Stenberg College language proficiency chart. Evidence of post-secondary studies at an equivalent level where English was the first language is acceptable.

Program Courses

Student Support

  • Academic tutoring
  • Assessment and skill development support
  • Open study skills tutorials
  • Typing practice support
  • One-on-one student support coaching sessions
  • English language learning support
  • Online learning resources
  • Online academic journals and databases
  • Campus life events

Our Faculty

Accreditation and Recognition

Stenberg College is designated by the BC government’s Ministry of Advanced Education through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). PTIB is responsible for setting standards of quality and ensuring consumer protection. Stenberg College has also received the BC government’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which is BC’s brand or “seal” of quality post-secondary education for public and private institutions. This program is also approved by the Registrar.

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