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Bachelor of Nursing - Regular

Credential: Honours Degree Program Code: 07061 Length: 8 semesters

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

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

Core Courses 

  • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 U Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U or equivalent)

Electives

Minimum Grades and Averages

  • Minimum 75 per cent in the four core courses
  • Minimum 60 per cent in each elective
  • All six courses must meet a minimum overall average of 75 per cent

or

  • Mature Students Status (applicants 21 years of age or over with no college or university background):
    • Mature applicants to the BN program will be required to have a minimum grade of 75 per cent in Grade 12 English (ENG4U), any Grade 12 U Mathematics, Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U) and Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U). Preference may be given to applicants who completed the courses listed above on a full-time basis. In addition, Humber reserves the right to give priority to applicants who meet all course and grade requirements on their first attempt.

or

  • Transfer Students (applicants with postsecondary education – college or university)
    • Transfer students must present a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or 74 per cent. The GPA cut-off will vary from year to year depending on the application pool. Students must present a minimum grade of 75 per cent in Grade 12 English (ENG4U), any Grade 12 U Mathematics, Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U) and Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U).

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

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. All international high school credentials must be evaluated by ICAS.

 

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.

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

View Field Placement Requirements >

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic $7,534.92
  • international $14,800.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester >

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Alternative Course of Study

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing - Regular degree program should consider applying for the following diploma program(s). View program pages for pathway details:

Practical Nursing >

Successful graduates from Humber's General Arts and Science-Health and Science program may be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program.  Graduates with an overall GPA of 75% or above in addition to maintaining a grade of 75% in specific courses within the program may apply directly to the Bachelor of Nursing program through ontariocollege.ca.  

Post Graduate Certificates and Masters Degrees 

Credential Opportunity: Bachelor to Grad Cert / Masters
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Institution(s): Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University will provide Humber graduates of all four-year Bachelor degrees with  an opportunity to apply and be considered for admission to Post-graduate Certificate and Masters level studies.  Graduates with Humber degrees who also meet additional admission requirements will be considered for admission to the following Masters level programs offered by Central Michigan University:  Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Administration.

For further information, contact:

intlrecruit@cmich.edu

www.cmich.edu

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Humber offers a number of postgraduate certificates to help take your degree further.

Ontario Graduate Certificates >

Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

Learn more >

Program Contact(s)

Sharon Broughton
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5782
sharon.broughton@humber.ca

Admissions

Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons, 1st Floor
416-675-5000

Lakeshore Campus
WEL 106
416-675-5000

enquiry@humber.ca

 

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386
international@humber.ca

 

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Apply to Humber

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.

Admission Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

Humber Diploma Graduates Application 

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,517.31 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,683.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $25.00  $25.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $4,017.61 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,183.69
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $525.30 $525.30
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,517.31 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,683.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $25.00  $25.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,492.31 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $0.00  $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,817.31 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,383.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $325.00  $325.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,492.31 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,708.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $0.00  $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 7 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,517.31 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,683.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $25.00 $25.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 8 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $3,556.72 $7,212.50
Tuition $2,988.80 $6,644.58
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $64.41  $64.41
Co-op/Placement    

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

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. 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 nurse’s role in community/public health, primary health-care and acute-care settings. The program includes many hours of clinical/field practice where you will have the opportunity to put your nursing skills and knowledge to work in a supervised setting. Our goal is to give you the complete picture of what it’s like to work in health care and to strengthen your connection with patients and families. That personal touch complements courses such as anatomy and physiology, chronic health challenges, pharmacotherapeutics and more.

Small class sizes of 35 to 40 students means you will get both individual and group learning opportunities. Your clinical experiences will be diverse and cover a broad range of settings including community agencies, schools, long-term care facilities and hospitals.

Humber has relationships with more than 100 community agencies and makes every effort to give you the best possible experience in all the areas you could potentially work in after you have graduated.

Courses Learning Outcomes


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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 through a clinical placement at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) 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.

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.

Professional and Community Partnerships

Members of our advisory committee come from some of the organizations which help to develop the curriculum, and provide clinical placement and employment opportunities including Albion Neighbourhood Services, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, College of Nurses of Ontario, Credit Valley Hospital, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Toronto Public Health, St. Michael's Hospital, University Health Network, William Osler Health Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, and the Trillium Health Centre.

Student Diversity

Be part of the culturally diverse student population of Humber. The average age of students at Humber is 26 years old, but students range from recent high school graduates to students with children of high school age. There will always be students just like you with similar experiences and goals.

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

Nursing video

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

What it takes to be a nurse.

Are you a leader who thrives in a collaborative environment? Are you adaptable? Can you think on your feet? If you’re interested in life sciences, therapeutic interaction and enjoy continuous learning you could have a very rewarding career in nursing ahead of you.

What can you expect in our program?

You will be part of a very culturally diverse student population. This will support you to increase your awareness of your own culture and the positive aspects of the other cultures. If you are concerned that "nobody will understand you" you will probably find that you will meet others who may share these worries and you can support each other.

Student Testimonial

JenJen - nursing student

"Throughout the four years of my student life, nursing taught me to be competent and confident in myself in becoming a future registered nurse." - Jen Jen N.

The Humber Advantage

biosciences lab with students

biosciences lab

State-of-the-art Labs

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.

Professional and Community Partnerships

Members of our advisory committee come from some of the organizations which help to develop the curriculum, and provide clinical placement and employment opportunities including Albion Neighbourhood Services, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, College of Nurses of Ontario, Credit Valley Hospital, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Toronto Public Health, St. Michael's Hospital, University Health Network, William Osler Health Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, and the Trillium Health Centre. 

Student Diversity

Be part of the culturally diverse student population of Humber. The average age of students at Humber is 26 years old, but students range from recent high school graduates to students with children of high school age. There will always be students just like you with similar experiences and goals.

Our Faculty

All full-time professors hold a master's degree, while some hold doctoral degrees or are engaged in doctoral studies.

For information regarding faculty credentials, visit humber.ca/faculty.

Your Career

Rapidly advancing medical therapies and treatments coupled with Canada’s aging population makes health care a dynamic place to build your career. The demand for nurses is growing faster than many other hot job markets and is expected to increase through to 2020. In order to create a comprehensive, leading-edge curriculum, Humber has partnered with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to offer UNB’s Nursing program at Humber College.

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.

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.

Degree Pathways

Watch this video to find out how Humber's collarboration with The University of New Brunswick can help you complete your nursing degree.

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.

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.