Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick - institutions with long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada. As a UNB-Humber nursing student, you will receive all four years of your university undergraduate degree education at Humber in Toronto. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick.
Our curriculum focuses on the nurses' role in community/public health, primary health care, long-term care and acute settings. Our small class sizes of 35 to 40 students in our theory and science courses provide students with both individual and group learning opportunities. In our simulation labs, you will be able to practise and improve your interpersonal and technical nursing skills in a safe and active learning environment.
Students will also receive hands-on experience across a number of clinical placements at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area in each year, starting in the second semester. These placements provide students the opportunity to integrate nursing skills and knowledge in a supervised setting. Clinical experiences will be diverse, covering a broad range of settings including community agencies, schools, long-term care facilities and hospitals. Humber has relationships with several community agencies and makes every effort to assist you to develop, establish and maintain the required standards for academic success.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Integrate and apply knowledge, from nursing and an array of disciplines in the arts and sciences to provide comprehensive nursing care in times of health and illness.
Communicate orally and in writing using structured coherent arguments to convey accurate and reliable information to diverse audiences in practice. Graduates will engage in authentic purposeful and collaborative communication using the concepts and techniques of the discipline.
Engage in critical, reflective, and holistic analysis to evaluate the strength of a wide spectrum of evidence to formulate decisions.
Develop a dynamic and evolving professional identity and capability, incorporating personal and professional attributes and skills for practice in complex and unpredictable contexts.
Be responsible global citizens, by engaging the principles of Primary Health Care and the ethics of caring and social justice in diverse contexts.
Students receive practical experience through clinical placements at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The Humber Experience
What it Takes to be a Nurse
The College of Nurses of Ontario is the regulatory body for the discipline of nursing. Read their Fact Sheet titled Requisite Skills and Abilities for nursing practice in Ontario available at http://www.cno.org/globalassets/docs/reg/41078-skillabilities-4pager-final.pdf to find out more about the general demands and performance expectations of nurses in Ontario as you consider whether or not nursing is the right profession for you.
Well-equipped labs feature cutting-edge equipment, including four simulated nursing labs and bioscience and anatomy labs and help students prepare for nursing careers in all health care settings as practitioners, educators, and managers.
You'll learn from expert professors with advanced degrees who have had exposure to various nursing experiences in both the field and the classroom. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on as well as the scientific knowledge necessary to help you achieve the nursing career you want.
Rapidly advancing medical therapies and treatments coupled with Canada’s aging population make health care a dynamic place to build your career. The demand for nurses is expected to increase.
When you graduate, you will be able to apply for provincial, national and international employment opportunities as practitioners, educators and managers in community/public health agencies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, primary health-care or acute-care settings, rehabilitation services, clinics, private practices and more. You may also choose to pursue graduate education and go into teaching or research.
The Baccalaureate Nursing Programs: Regular 4 Year Pathway, Second Entry Pathway, Bridge Pathway at UNB/Humber Collaborative are approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (www.cno.org). Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber 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.
The University of New Brunswick was first granted Ministerial Consent to offer this collaborative program with Humber in 2001. All degrees offered by Ontario colleges and public universities from outside the province are reviewed by a provincial quality assurance agency on a cyclical basis which results in consent renewals. As a result of the most recent review, Humber has been granted a consent renewal by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to continue to offer this honours degree for a five-year term starting December 4, 2015. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to this above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
In 2013, the UNB/Humber collaborative nursing education program were again granted accreditation by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) for seven years. 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. For further information, visit casn.ca. This honours degree program is also endorsed by the College of Nurses of Ontario and approved by the New Brunswick Nurses Association, and the Ontario Provincial Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB).
Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on 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.
On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.