Can I do this in my spare time?
The NUC program is a full program of study consisting of 12 courses, just like a program in a classroom would be. There is an option to take the program part-time, but you still need to devote at least 10 hours a week to study in the part-time program.
Can I take this program in a classroom at the college?
No, this program is online, only.
Can everything in the program be done online?
All theory courses are online. The practicum is a 120-hour placement in a hospital with a preceptor.
Do I have to come to the school at any time for this program?
Depending on where you want to complete your practicum, you may need attend two days of computer training sessions on campus a few weeks prior to starting your practicum.
How long will it take for me to complete this program?
The program may be taken full-time or part-time. Full-time students complete the program in two semesters. Part- time students complete the program in four semesters.
Can I get credit for any of the courses in the NUC program if I have a MOA certificate?
The MOA and NUC/NUA are two different job roles and so the training programs are very different. It’s unlikely that any courses you completed in an MOA program are comparable to the courses in the NUC program, but Selkirk College will consider your previous education.
Do I have to take the medical terminology courses if I've already taken medical terminology courses?
Students who've previously completed medical terminology courses may apply for Transfer Credit by filling out an "Application for Transfer Credit" form and sending it in.
The following documentation must also be sent in: official course outlines from the school where you completed medical terminology courses, transcripts for courses showing grade in percentage and any post secondary certificates or diplomas. Previous education must be recent, or if not, documentation showing you are working in a position where you use medical terminology (a resume supported by a letter from the employer) must also be sent in with application.
If I'm already working in a hospital as a NUC/NUA, but I don't have a certificate, can I get credit for any of the courses in the NUC Program?
Students who are currently working in a NUC/NUA position, or who have worked in a NUC/NUA position with the last two years, can apply for prior learning assessment for up to 75% of the program courses. Contact Erna McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Can I challenge the program or any of the courses in the program?
No. There is no challenge available for the program or any of the program courses. If you are currently working in a NUC/NUA position see question 8.
Do I have to pay for the entire program up front, or can I pay as I go?
Students register and pay for courses per semester, same as you would if you were attending a class on campus.
When can I start the program?
Applicants are accepted into the program as soon as their application file is completed, i.e., once Admissions has received appropriate documentation of all the admission requirements for the program. There are intakes (start dates) every January and September.
What type of computer set up do I need to complete this online program?
To complete this online program, students will need a personal computer (phones and tablets won’t support all functionalities) and a printer. Computer software required includes MS Word or a MS Word compatible program, Mozilla Firefox browser and Adobe Reader.
What textbooks do I need and where can I get them?
Contact the Selkirk College Bookstore to order the required textbooks and supplies for the NUC program. The Bookstore knows what you will need and will send it out to you all at once.
What kind of employment opportunities are there?
For BC employment opportunities visit: https://www.workbc.ca/
For career research and outcomes visit: http://public.careercruising.com/en/ , username: selkirk password: careers
What is the employment after graduation rate?
You can find student survey results for Selkirk College’s graduates at: https://bcstats.shinyapps.io/so_data_viewer/ , and filter by choosing Institution: Selkirk College, Program Grouping: Health, Survey Type: Diploma, Degree or Certificate, Program: Nursing Unit Clerk (Certificate), and then choose the appropriate tab for information.