Nursing Unit Clerk

7 years Certificate

Overview

This program prepares students for the challenging and rewarding career of providing clerical and administrative support for a hospital unit or health care institution. Students develop office management and business communication skills for the health care environment, and acquire a thorough understanding and ability to interpret and relay medical terminology, medical conditions, pharmacology, surgical procedures, and medical tests. Graduate employment opportunities may include entry-level positions in hospitals, doctors’ offices, long-term care facilities, agencies, walk-in agencies/clinics, and other community facilities. This certificate is available entirely through distance education.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

OAD214 Medical Terminology

NUC105 Pharmacology for the Medical Office Professional

NUC110 Medical Conditions for the Medical Office Professional

NUC115 Working and Communicating in a Medical Setting

NUC120 Understanding Medical Tests for Medical Office Staff

NUC125 Understanding Surgical Procedures for Medical Office Staff

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.