Program of the Month

In honor of National Health Unit Coordinator Day on August 23, August will be dedicated to:


HEA7320 Hospital Unit Nursing Secretary

General Information:

  • This course can be completed in one semester.
  • Prerequisite for class (can be taken concurrently): HEA 7625 (Medical Keyboarding) or Demonstrate the ability to type 35 wpm or more with 95 % accuracy
  • Departmental permission is required in order to enroll in this course.
  • You are eligible to sit for the national certification exam once successfully completing the course (National Association of Health Unit Coordinators


What does a Hospital Unit Nursing Secretary do?

The role of the Hospital Unit Nursing Secretary is to perform all the necessary duties to keep the nursing unit of a healthcare facility running smoothly and efficiently.  This may include:

  • Answering calls and fielding questions to the correct person
  • Interpreting physician orders and assigning them to the correct person
  • Management and maintenance of the medical records and files on the unit
  • Ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment so the unit is well stocked



Additional information can be found at

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