The Nursing Unit Assistant (NUA) Certificate program will provide you with all the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully work as an NUA in a vast array of nursing units and clinical settings. NUA's strongly contribute to overall patient care in many settings and must possess a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills to help facilitate the successful functioning of a nursing unit. This fast-paced, pivotal role is both rewarding and challenging.
Through both lecture and a supported practicum placement, you will learn different types of physician's orders, policies, ethical standards and duties that encompass the NUA role. With focused learning outcomes in technology, customer service, and employment skills, you will be prepared to exceed expectations.
Example of salaries for Nursing Unit Assistants.
Applied Technology for Nursing Unit Assistants
Admissions, Discharges and Transfers
Pharmacology and Medication Orders I
Workplace Observation I
Workplace Observation II
Patient Chart Records
Nursing Unit Assistant Employment Skills
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Once accepted into the Nursing Unit Certificate program, students are required to:
The cost of immunizations and a Criminal Record Check are the responsibility of the student.
While it is not a requirement, it is highly recommended applicants:
Students must achieve a minimum of: (C) in MEDT 100; satisfactory (S) in NRUA 162, NRUA 164, and NRUA 179; and (B) in all remaining courses in order to graduate from the Nursing Unit Assistant
Note 5: In the case that a student does not achieve a (B) in a NRUA course but has at minimum achieved a (C+), they may request a make-up assessment to allow them to attempt to achieve a (B) or greater.
Students are not eligible to request a make-up assessment for MEDT 100, NRUA 162, NRUA 164, or NRUA 179. A student will only be permitted to request one make-up assessment throughout the
duration of the program. The fee for a make-up assessment will be the full tuition fee for the course it is being requested for.