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Health Care Aide

The Health Care Aide program is a six-month certificate program that prepares students to function as a health care team member in institutional and community settings. The program is available in a number of locations.

Although the program is offered on a full time basis during the day, clinical courses may be scheduled during the evening and on weekends. Students have up to five years to complete program requirements from the year of admission.

Graduates of the program will be knowledgeable about the basic functional requirements of individuals and families who are experiencing commonly occurring short-term and chronic mental health, physical, emotional and spiritual challenges. Chronicity, aging issues, and death and dying are explored, as well as a variety of health problems. Skills for the provision of personal care are practiced in a simulated laboratory setting prior to the actual administration of care. Graduates will be able to provide safe, ethical, empathetic, and wholistic care that is client-focused and culturally sensitive within the realms of legal health care practice.

University College of the North offers a Kenanow Bachelor of Education. This teacher education program combines the guidance and wisdom of northern Manitoba Elders with the academic expectations and certification standards of Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Manitoba Senior 4 Graduate,
  • Or equivalency,
  • Or mature student with verified reading and comprehension skills at a level acceptable to UCN
Non-Academic Requirements upon Admission
 
Child Abuse Registry, Adult Abuse Registry, Criminal Record, Immunization and CPR
All students must meet the non-academic requirements at a minimum of one month prior to the commencement of clinical. Any costs associated with the Non-Academic Requirements are the responsibility of the student.
 
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
    As it can take up to 120 days to obtain this document, it is recommended that students apply for the Child Abuse Registry check immediately upon acceptance into the program.

    Any student on the Child Abuse Registry will be dismissed from the program.

  • Adult Abuse Registry Check
    As it can take up to 120 days to obtain this document, it is recommended that students apply for the Adult Abuse Registry check immediately upon acceptance into the program.

    Any student on the Adult Abuse Registry will be dismissed from the program.

  • Criminal Record Check
    Students must provide a Criminal Record Search Certificate, including Vulnerable Persons Search. As it can take up to 120 days to obtain these documents, it is recommended that students apply for the Criminal Record Search certificate and Vulnerable Persons Search immediately upon acceptance into the program.

    Any student accepted in to the HCA program with a history of a criminal conviction should contact an Academic Advisor before registering for courses. A criminal conviction will not necessarily result in dismissal from the program; however, criminal offences will be reviewed by the Regional Health Authority and a determination will be made as to the availability of clinical placements for the student in question.

  • Immunization
    As it may take a number of months to complete the immunization requirements, it is recommended that all students start their immunizations immediately upon acceptance into the program.

    Any student with an incomplete immunization will be barred from attending clinical.

  • CPR Certification 
    CPR (BLS) certification should be obtained and submitted to the Faculty of Nursing at a minimum one month prior to commencement of clinical or as requested by instructor.
     
    Any student without a current CPR (BLS) certification will be barred from attending clinical.

Health Care Aide Requisite Skills and Abilities: There are a number of fundamental skills and abilities that a student must possess in order to work as a Health Care Aide. These essential skills are required in order to be able to work competently in a variety of settings. This information can be used by prospective students in order to determine whether they are able to meet the demands of this career.  Health Care Aide Requisite Skills and Abilities

Forms and Links

Occurrence/Incident Report Form and the Non Medication Unusual Occurrence Incident Report Form (Students are to complete a form as soon as possible following an incident or occurrence that has taken place during a clinical rotation, whether it is a near miss or an actual error.)
 
Information Related to Non-Academic Requirements Upon Admission to the HCA Program
  • Child Abuse Registry Check: information regarding the check and access to the form is available at the Government of Manitoba website.
  • Adult Abuse Registry Check: information regarding the check and access to the form is available at the Government of Manitoba
  • Criminal Record Check: information regarding the check and access to the form is available at the RCMP website.
  • Immunization: click on this link to access a copy of the UCN Nursing Programs Immunization form

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