The Nursing Unit Assistant is a key member of the healthcare team, has frequent contact with nursing and medical staff, and performs a wide range of clerical duties related to the operation of a patient/resident care facility.
This 439-hour Nursing Unit Assistant Certificate program focuses on the theory and application skills of the various roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Unit Assistant through classroom demonstrations and a 125-hour supervised practicum at accredited facilities. Topics include: medical terminology and abbreviations, coordinating patient/resident appointments, transcribing and processing physicians' orders, communicating with other healthcare departments and hospitals, assembling/maintaining patient/resident charts, performing keyboarding and data-entry responsibilities, arranging patient/resident tests and receiving results, telephone answering, and receiving and directing visitors.
B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
A minimum grade of 60% in one of English 12, English 12 First Peoples, Technical and Professional Communications (TPC) 12 or an equivalent Provincial Level ABE English course or a minimum score of 24/40 (Level four) on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test. Note: Communications 12 is not acceptable.
A minimum grade of 60% in Computer Fundamentals or equivalent as approved by the department head.
Successful completion of a Standard First Aid and CPR Level C course no more than 12 months before admission. Document proof required.
Applicants must provide evidence of a negative tuberculin test, taken no more than six months before the date of application (or evidence of an appropriate follow-up if the test was positive.)
Keyboarding speed of 50 net wpm.
Students must complete the ten core courses with a minimum passing grade of 60% on each course and receive a pass on NUC 21 (Practicum).
MOA 01-72 hoursMedical TerminologyThis course is designed to introduce students to human anatomy, including the ten major body systems. Students will learn basic word structure, prefixes, suffixes, terms pertaining to the body as a whole, and those related to general body systems. Abbreviations, an overview of basic medical terminology with an emphasis on the roots of complex terms and symbols, will also be covered.
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