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Admission Requirements

  UCN is accepting applications for the Annual Health Care Aide program
in Swan River, The Pas and Thompson.


Classes begin Monday, January 4, 2021.

Theory courses will be delivered full time, Monday to Friday, during the day according to a timetable.
12 hour shifts, evening & weekend hours will be necessary during the clinical rotations (6 weeks) in May & June.

 
​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

  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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