Delivery Method: Online
Duration: 40 weeks, including a 6-week practicum
Start: January, May & September
Wages: Starting at $24.46/hour (+12.2% in lieu of benefits)

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 40-week program includes 6 weeks of practicum, preparing graduates for successful careers as Nursing Unit Clerks, Nursing Unit Coordinators, Nursing Unit Assistants and Health Unit Coordinators.

A Nursing Unit Clerk graduating from Stenberg College is qualified for employment in other provinces within Canada. Graduates 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 verbal test if English is an additional language*
  • Certified five-minute keyboarding test with a typing speed of 25 gross words per minute or higher with a maximum of 5 errors
  • 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

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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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