Nursing Unit Assistant/Hospital Unit Coordinator

COVID-19 update: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, VIU’s exam centre has canceled all in-person exams and assessments. The safety of our students, employees, and broader community continues to be the priority. All in-person exams will remain cancelled until Spring 2021 at the earliest. VIU’s exam centre remains open for remote student support.

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Offered at the Nanaimo or Cowichan Campuses

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Subject areas covered in the assessment

Area of Study




Reading Comprehension


30 questions – multiple choice

40 minutes



30 questions – multiple choice. Identify correct usage in sentences (pronouns, verbs, transition words), spelling, capitalization and punctuation.

25 minutes



30 questions on operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent and word problems.

60 minutes

Approximate Time: 2 1/2 Hours Calculator is permitted. A dictionary not permitted.


50 wpm

5-min. timed writings on computer. More information at: Keyboard Testing (Typing Speed/wpm)

60 minutes

Please note that the keyboarding assessment is scheduled and paid separately from the regular skills assessment.

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