About NAHUCNational Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc.
NAHUC is a membership association, and is currently the only professional association for health unit coordinators and those performing the duties ascribed to health unit coordinators under different titles. The NAHUC Board of Directors and all committee positions are staffed with volunteers who are either elected by the membership or appointed by the NAHUC President and approved by the Board of Directors.
NAHUC is the provider of professional development for Healthcare Support Team Members. This includes, but is not limited, to health unit coordinators, unit secretaries, unit clerks, healthcare support associates, nursing assistants, patient care associates, patient access staff, customer service representatives, business service associates, health unit assistants, etc. NAHUC welcomes the frontline healthcare staff working under a variety of titles. Membership is open to all.
Membership as an Institutional Provider of NAHUC is open to health care facilities and educational institutions. An Institutional Provider shall have the right to award contact hours on behalf of NAHUC for programs they present or directly sponsor.
The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc., is dedicated to promoting health unit coordinating as a profession through education and certification, complying with the NAHUC Standards of Practice, Standards of Education and Code of Ethics.
To become nationally recognized as the standard of excellence in the provision of education and certification for the health unit coordinator profession within the health care industry.
Code of Ethics
Principle One: Members shall conduct themselves in such a manner as to gain the respect and confidence of the patients, health care personnel, and community, as well as respecting the human dignity of each individual.
Principle Two: Members shall protect the patients’ rights, including the right to privacy.
Principle Three: Members shall strive to achieve and maintain a high level of competency.
Principle Four: Members shall strive to improve their knowledge and skills by participating in educational and professional activities and sharing the benefits of their attainments with their colleagues.
Principle Five: Unethical and illegal professional activities shall be reported to the appropriate authorities.
NAHUC Board of Directors
Meet the team members and learn about what NAHUC means to them.
Vice President, Acting President
I am involved with the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators because I have pride in my profession. Health Unit Coordinators are a unique group of healthcare professionals who keep our hospital nursing units running as smoothly as possible. NAHUC provides continuing education opportunities to our members and non-members, as well as an annual education conference that allows us to gather and network with our peers, keep abreast of healthcare changes, and not to mention making new, lifelong friendships.
If you want to be involved in patient care but not directly hands on, then being a Health Unit Coordinator could be for you. Together let us make a difference. Join NAHUC today!
Director at Large
My name is Camela M. Bates-Cole and I have been involved with NAHUC since 2008. I was interested in the organization from the beginning. I am glad to be on the Board of Directors and contribute my input to make it better.
Certification Board Director
The goal of the Certification Board is to maintain the national certification program for Health Unit Coordinators. As a certified health unit coordinator, you provide proof to your employer, health care professionals, and your peers that you have demonstrated the basic knowledge and skills in areas of health unit coordinating. Certification can be a source of recognition nationwide, an aid for career advancement, and a condition of employment. Recertification requires an on-going education component of a minimum of 36 hours every three years that shows one is staying abreast of the changes in the industry and actively participating in professional growth and development.
Education Board Director
I would like to encourage you to join the national association that supports your profession. National associations offer you networking opportunities with others who have chosen health unit coordinating. They provide you with information about what is new and changing in your profession as well as what is happening across the profession in various parts of our world. You have the opportunity to increase your knowledge through education activities and grow in your profession by gaining confidence to open those doors that are not as closed as you may have thought. Come join us as a member and see what is available to you to grow professionally.