Certified Health Unit Coordinator (CHUC) Certification — MedCerts

17 Weeks

Program Length

2.5 Millon

10 year Job Growth


Avg. Starting Salary

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc. (NAHUC)

The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc. (NAHUC) provides professional standards of practice, education and ethics for unit coordinators. For more than 30 years, certification as a health unit coordinator by the NAHUC Certification Board has offered proof to employers, other health care professionals and customers that they have demonstrated the essential knowledge and skills in areas of health unit coordinating. Certification provides evidence that health unit coordinators are qualified, and that the facility supports and encourages staff to continuously improve their performance.

CHUC Certification Detail

Certified Health Unit Coordinators are professional healthcare workers who perform the non-clinical functions of the nursing unit or department. Gain your national CHUC certification through the NAHUC to build a Health Unit Coordinator career. Other titles include unit secretary, unit clerk, unit communicator, information coordinator and more.

MedCerts Programs for CHUC Certification 1 matches

Certification Training Options ForCHUC Certified Health Unit Coordinator

MedCerts programs are one of the fastest and most affordable ways to receive a quality education that leads not only to a credential, but also a career

MedCerts Two And Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3-6 months 24-48 months 3-6 months
Schedule/Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set Class Schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None - 100% online On-Campus Classrooms None - 100% online
Student Support Personal Student Advisors, Subject Matter Experts & 24/7 support Professors - scheduled office hours Support Inbox
Career Coaching 1-1 Coaching + Career Toolkit to prepare for a lasting career Access to Career Services Dept. None
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Typically videos & presentations

This table is for reference only. Actual prices, durations and features may vary. Pricing is based on full-cost tuition for a Medical Assistant or similar program before financial aid.

CHUC Certification. Skill Gained

  • Manage communications between doctors, nurses and patients for health unit or hospital floor
  • Protect confidentiality and patient rights
  • Process admissions, discharges and transfers
  • Manage physician orders
  • Interpret hospital terminology and abbreviations
  • Operate communication equipment and computers
  • Identify and correct potential hazards
  • Adhere to customer/patient satisfaction service initiatives
  • Respect cultural diversity
  • Comply with regulatory agency guidelines/rules

CHUC Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Health Unit Coordinator

Health Unit Coordinators ensure administrative operations run efficiently in a clinical setting such as a hospital, doctor's office, or clinic. Their duties include planning patient activities, updating medical files, and resolving patient complaints. A Health Unit Coordinator is also known as a Ward Clerk, Unit Secretary, Hospital Unit Coordinator, Nursing Unit Coordinator, Patient Access Technician/Coordinator, and more.

$29,000 - $52,000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Medical Secretary

A Medical Secretary provides secretarial work that requires specialized knowledge of medical terminology and procedures, insurance and billing processes and medical records management. They with physicians and other clinicians and may gather intake information from patients scheduled for appointments at an office.

$26,000 - $32,000
Estimated Salary

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