Nursing Unit Clerk

Start DateDurationLocationTuition
TBD21 WeeksMiramichiTBD

Program/course schedule subject to change based on enrolment
Please note: NBCC is currently not accepting applications from international students for this program.

Program Description

The Nursing Unit Clerk program is designed to enable students to develop the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to work in the health care environment and provide administrative support to the nursing unit. After an introduction to keyboarding, computer concepts, and health care, students focus on medical terms, nursing unit clerk procedures, and office procedures. The program ensures the development of typing skills and familiarizes students with the importance of prioritization in a fast-paced health care environment. Throughout the program, interpersonal skills are emphasized with the goal of developing communication skills and developing a patient-focused and mature disposition when dealing with the public, staff, and patients.

Areas of Study

  • Patient/Client Focus
  • Nursing Unit Clerk Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Equipment
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Computer Concepts
  • Office Procedures
  • Meditech System
  • Work Practicum


Upon successful completion of the prescribed curriculum, the student will receive a certificate in Nursing Unit Clerk.


  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School
  • Current Resume
  • Be age 18 or older by program start date
  • Clean Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Complete a pre-qualifying interview process with Horizon Health
  • If your language is not English, NBCC will require proof of English language competency

Application Process

Candidates will be required to complete a screening process conducted by Horizon Health that includes the following:

- Behavioural Assessment: Predictive Index
- Clerical Skills Testing: Skill Check Testing
- Questionnaire

Candidates who passed the pre-screening will be interviewed by a Nurse Manager to ensure the candidate is approved for hire pending success of the program. 

Candidates who accept must sign a return of service agreement

Horizon’s Official Language Requirements:
The student must meet the minimum linguistic proficiency required. If their primary language of communication is not English, an English Language Proficiency Evaluation is required. Results must be at a B2.1 (Advanced) in oral (i.e., speaking and listening), reading and writing proficiency.

Oral proficiency evaluation results are valid for 3 years. Re-evaluation is mandatory unless the student receives a C1.1 (Advanced +) or higher level. Reading and writing language proficiency evaluation results are valid for 5 years. Re-evaluation is mandatory unless the student receives a C1.2 (Superior) or higher level.

Additional Fees/Costs

  • Books - approximately $400
  • $300 Seat Deposition (non-refundable), due within 7 days of acceptance, applied to tuition
  • Scrubs/footwear

To register or for more information

Contact: Loisanne Gregan
Phone: (506) 778-6054