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Provide critical assistance to patients and health units as a Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants, Unit Assistants, and Nursing Unit Assistants are indispensable to hospitals, care facilities, regional health authorities, and health service agencies.  Not only do they perform a variety of clerical tasks for the health unit, they also perform a variety of tasks to improve the comfort and health of patients.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg
  • brandon

Program Highlights

The Nursing Assistant program at Robertson College aims to provide the required Health Care Aide and Health Unit Clerk training so graduates are qualified to work in a variety of health care settings from hospitals to long-term care facilities.

Health Care Aide Training

  • Learn to provide individualized and age-appropriate client-centred care
  • Gain problem-solving and time management skills when carrying out caregiving procedures
  • Learn to support clients experiencing cognitive and/or mental challenges
  • Gain hands-on training on how to move, position and transfer clients
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with clients, family members and other health care team members


Health Unit Clerk Training

  • Learn how to navigate around the Health Care Delivery System
  • Learn how to arrange client admissions and discharges
  • Be able to arrange for client tests and receive results
  • Prioritize requests and manage health unit operations
  • Learn to transcribe and process doctor’s orders


Nursing Assistant Program Practicum

Valuable workplace experience is gained during two compulsory full-time practicums.  Both practicum terms are 6-weeks long and will provide you with experience working as a Health Unit Clerk and a Health Care Aide within the appropriate health care setting.

what you could be earning in less than one year$27,8630 - $40,304wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca
program duration50 weeks
  • Multiple starting dates throughout the year with Daytime, Afternoon, and Evening programs available
  • Learn from experienced instructors with real world experience in the role you are training for
  • Benefit from hands-on interactive learning with multiple client beds
  • Train in modern health care training labs with state-of-the-art Guldermann lifts
  • Enhance your learning with a laptop computer supplied by the college for you to use for the duration of your program
  • Lifetime career services help you conduct a thorough job search and connect with employers in the Robertson College Employer Network
  • Financial assistance is available to students who qualify


Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in the health units of hospitals, supportive care facilities, and assisted living housing facilities.  Graduates may choose to work as a Nursing Assistant, Health Care Aide or Health Unit Clerk.

Hear from a recent Nursing Assistant Graduate

"I wanted to let you know I am now a full time employee as a Research Assistant for the Childrens Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba! I am on my second day and I am so happy and thankful for everything from Robertson and the staff there and for you, who told me to never give up on myself!"

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