Ward Clerk / Unit Clerk Course

This in-depth introduction to Health Unit Coordination (also known as Ward or Unit Clerk) covers Medical Terminology, role and responsibilities of the health care team, role and responsibilities of the unit clerk, diagnostic tests and departments that perform them, common departments within the hospital, standard policies and procedures, patient confidentiality, physician order transcription, patient chart maintenance, communication between the health care team and patient, patient admitting, transferring, and discharging.

In just five weeks, you will gain the knowledge required to expand your skill set and step into a rewarding new career. An externship at the end provides an opportunity to practice your skills and build contacts in the field.

Graduates will be prepared for the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) exam. You will also receive a certificate of completion and 40 hours of continuing education units.

Textbooks will be provided in advance, as pre-study is required for this course.

*This course may be referred to as Ward Clerk, Unit Clerk, Unit Coordinator or Health Unit Coordinator.

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • A High School Diploma or GED is recommended, as this is a requirement for national certification.
  • Completion of enrollment paperwork with an Admissions Representative is required as a prerequisite.