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Bachelor of Nursing - Second Entry Preparation

Credential: Preparatory Semester Program Code: 09341 Length: N/A

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A completed three- or four-year university degree with a 3.0 or 74 per cent grade point average (GPA) or higher. For applicants who have completed more than 60 credit hours, the admission average will be calculated on the most recent 60 credit hours of course work. The grades for all courses taken within an academic term will be included in this calculation, even if this results in exceeding the 60 credit hours requirement.
    Applicants who have not completed a three- or four-year university degree, but who possess 60 university credit hours with a 3.0 or 74 per cent GPA or higher, may also be considered for admission. All international credentials must be evaluated by an approved credential service, and must provide a course-by-course evaluation. All international postsecondary documents must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) Canada.
    The University of New Brunswick requires the ICAP evaluation package that is provided by WES. All international high school credentials must be evaluated by ICAS.
  • A minimum mark of 70 per cent in Grade 12 English (ENG4U), Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U), Biology (SBI4U) and any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or equivalent.

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

The Bachelor of Nursing program is a full disclosure program. Applicants must disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary (college or university) level. Disclosure and documentation is required for all courses, including those not leading to a completed credential, where credit was not granted, and where academic work was not related to the field of nursing. Failure to disclose previous postsecondary course work is considered an academic offence and can result in withdrawal from the program.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

Graduates wishing to be registered will be asked by the College of Nurses of Ontario to sign a declaration of their status regarding:

  • citizenship/permanent residence/immigration
  • any conviction of a criminal offence or an offence under the Narcotic Control Act or the Food and Drug Act
  • being a subject of proceedings with respect to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in Ontario in another health profession or in another jurisdiction in nursing or in another health profession
  • any mental or physical disorder, which makes it desirable in the public interest that the person not practice nursing.

These conditions will also apply throughout your program.

The following requirements must be fulfilled upon acceptance into the program before the first clinical placement. Clinical placement will not be allowed if all the requirements are not met. Due to the variety of clinical venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Students should always check the website.

Required documents including immunizations, police record checks, standard first aid and CPR, and how to validate these requirements can be found in student support.

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The 2017-2018 fee for 1 semester is:

  • domestic: $1,908.29
  • international: $7,545.50

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Program Contact(s)

Johanne Hayes
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4633
johanne.hayes@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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International Students

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Fees by Semester

Preparatory SemesterDomestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,908.29$7,125.50
Tuition$1,457.84$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) – both institutions have long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada.

The Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program offers students with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in a minimum of 60 credit hours of university courses a pathway into the nursing profession. Taking into account an individual’s prior learning and following the completion of a preparation semester, the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program allows students to complete the curriculum in two years.

Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry program is a two-step process. First, students are admitted to a preparation semester, offered from September to December, consisting of five courses – Psychology: Introduction, Statistics for Students of Biological Science, Human Anatomy, Pathophysiology 1 and Microbiology, as required based upon previous degree.

Secondly, students must maintain a grade of at least 74 per cent in each preparatory course in order to be admitted into the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry program. Students, who possess all of the preparatory courses at the university level and a minimum of 74 per cent in each, may be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry program. A relevant, well-rounded curriculum focuses on the nurse’s role in community/public health, primary health-care and acute-care settings.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Seeks, utilizes, and develops knowledge to support and enhance competence in professional nursing practice.

  • Intentionally applies understanding of the psycho-social, historical, spiritual and cultural dimensions of health and illness when working with diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations.

  • Appraises, provides and modifies nursing actions by synthesizing knowledge from nursing, the arts, and sciences integrating these with appropriate professional guidelines for best nursing practices.

  • Practices according to the standards, scope of practice and code of ethics of the provincial regulatory body, consistent with other national practice guidelines, in accord with provincial and federal legislation and in the context of primary health care.


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Work Placement

Students receive hands-on experience with a clinical placement at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area in every year.

Why Choose Humber

Humber is a leading-edge facility in every respect. This program has been awarded the highest rating for accreditation - a testament to its excellence. Practice and learn in our bioscience and health science laboratories – including clinical simulation labs that provide hands-on learning in a controlled environment. Continuous placement in a range of clinical settings enhances your ability to apply in-classroom education to real-life situations.

We Know What it Takes

A relevant, well-rounded curriculum focuses on the nurse's role in community/public health, primary health-care and acute-care settings. All full-time faculty hold a master's degree, while some hold doctorate preparation or are engaged in doctoral studies. 

More For You at Humber

Well-equipped labs feature cutting-edge equipment, including four simulated nursing labs and bioscience and anatomy labs. Students are prepared for nursing careers in all health care settings as practitioners, educators, and managers.

The Practice of Nursing

The practice of nursing varies considerably from one country to another. In Canada, nursing has been a profession for many years and there are similarities in nursing education and practice between Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States of America.

Helping Prevent Illness and Saving Lives

There are many images and public perceptions of nursing. Some are accurate and valid; some are based on misconceptions. For example, a common and inaccurate perception is that the Nurse's role is primarily to assist physicians and provide care to sick people. In fact, a great deal of Nursing work is directed to preventing illness and keeping people from becoming ill in the first place.

In Ontario the title "Nurse" is actually protected by law and a person can only use that title if s/he has successfully completed an accredited educational program and has successfully passed the national registration examinations after completion of the program. Humber's programs prepare you for these national exams.

In Ontario, there are actually two (2) classifications of nurse, the:

These are two separate programs. At Humber the program for the RN is the four (4) year Bachelor of Nursing degree program which is offered in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick. (Also related, see the Second Entry Preparation Program). The RPN program is a two (2) year diploma offered independently by Humber.

Skills That Will Help You in a Nursing Career

  • the ability to critically assess yourself
  • priority setting
  • ability to be flexible
  • communication skills
  • English reading and writing skills (min. grade 12)
  • basic mathematics calculations (Take the online test "That Quiz" to assess yourself)
  • word processing / computer skills
  • good sense / judgement
  • maturity
  • sense of social justice
  • risk taking
  • team player
  • stress management
  • sense of humour

The Humber Experience

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Hear what Bachelor of Nursing students have to say about the UNB/Humber BN program.

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Student Testimonial

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Find out how Adam knew this was the right program for him.

Your Career

According to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, nursing is seen as a high growth career option, with more than 14,000 openings annually until at least 2020.

Upon graduating from this program, eligible students may choose from provincial, national and international placements in community/public health, primary health-care or acute-care settings. Eligible students may also seek graduate education.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).  CASN accreditation is a combination of institutional and specialized accreditation in which a school's educational unit and nursing education programs are assessed against peer-established standards of excellence. This program is also approved by the New Brunswick Nurses Association. 

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Professionalism in the Workplace

Being a nurse means you need to look and act like a professional. Our industry partners share what they look for in an employee and what professionalism means to them.

Our Partnership

Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick – both institutions have long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada. 

Students receive all four years of undergraduate degree education at Humber in Toronto. Upon completion they receive their bachelor of nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick.

A relevant, well-rounded curriculum focuses on the nurse's role in community/public health, primary health-care, and acute-care settings. All full-time faculty hold a master's degree, while some hold doctorate preparation or are engaged in doctoral studies.

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Skills That Will Help You in a Nursing Career

  • the ability to critically assess yourself
  • priority setting
  • ability to be flexible
  • communication skills
  • English reading and writing skills (min. grade 12)
  • basic mathematics calculations (Take the online test "That Quiz" to assess yourself)
  • word processing / computer skills
  • good sense / judgement
  • maturity
  • sense of social justice
  • risk taking
  • team player
  • stress management
  • sense of humour

Field/Clinical Placement Requirements 

This program involves direct contact with vulnerable persons, so students must fulfill specific requirements that include a

  • Police Record Check,
  • Complete immunization record and
  • CPR Certificates.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.