Course Delivery: Online
Duration: 28 weeks, including a 3-week practicum
Start: March, June, October
Wages: $28.05/hour
Student Diversity:
Stenberg supports diversity in our student population, and we hold one seat per program for a self-identified Indigenous applicant who meets admission requirements. If the seat remains unfilled at 12 weeks prior to the program start, the seat will be released and offered to other qualified applicants.

About the Career

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.

Nursing Unit Clerks 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 Clerks find opportunities in:

  • Hospitals
  • Extended, intermediate, and long-term care facilities
  • Private surgical clinics
Nursing Unit Clerk Program

About the Program

This 28-week program includes 3 weeks of practicum, preparing graduates for successful careers as Nursing Unit Clerks, Nursing Unit Coordinators, Nursing Unit Assistants and Health Unit Coordinators.

Our Nursing Unit Clerk Diploma program will provide you with all the skills necessary for employment as a Nursing Unit Clerk in a British Columbia hospital, including software program training. Our graduates are highly regarded and have found employment throughout the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Regions, as well as within other provincial health authorities.

Admission Requirements


  • Completion of Grade 12 or the following in lieu:
    • Equivalency can be granted with evidence of 1 year general post-secondary education or completion of a post-secondary vocational certificate/diploma
  • Passing Stenberg College entrance examination for Reading, Spelling (minimum 70%) or the following in lieu:
    • Evidence of passing English 12 or higher
    • IELTS: General or Academic with an Overall band score of 6.0 with no component less than 6.0 in Speaking & Listening, and 5.5 in Reading & Writing
    • CLBPT: Minimum score of 7 in Speaking & Listening and 6 in Reading & Writing
  • Passing Stenberg College entrance examination for Math (minimum 70%) or the following in lieu:
    • Evidence of any Math 11 or higher
  • Passing Verbal Test of English if an English Language Learner (minimum 6.0)
  • Minimum typing speed of 25 wpm
  • Completion of a Criminal Record Consent Form under the Criminal Record Review Act

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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