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Bachelor of Nursing - Second Entry Preparation

Credential: Honours Degree Program Code: 09341 Length: 1 semester

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.

 

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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Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

 

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

Students requiring preparatory courses offered between September and December were charged a maximum of $1,918.89 (domestic) or $6,912.50 (international). Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first semester of the 2016/2017 academic year.

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters of the Bachelor of Nursing program was:
– domestic $7,509.92
– international $14,800.

Amounts listed were 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.

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Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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

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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.

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Program Contact(s)

Sandra Secord
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4633
sandra.secord@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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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

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

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials  $0.00  $0.00
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 (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

Nursing video

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

Student Testimonial

emma hay

Watch the video. Find out about Emma's most memorable experiences during her time at Humber. 

Student Testimonial

adam roth

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

Our Faculty

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

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Pamela Adams

JD – Queen's University
PhD - University of Toronto
MScN - University of Toronto
RN - Ryerson University
Professor and program co-ordinator

Lindsay Anderson

PhD (C) - Western University
BScN - York University
RN
Professor

Marcia Breakwell

MScN – University of Toronto
BScN – University of Toronto
RN - St. Michael's Hospital
Professor and program co-ordinator

Sharon Broughton

PhD student - University of Western Ontario
MES (Environmental Studies) – York University
BScN – McMaster University
RN
Professor and program co-ordinator

Francisca Burg-Feret

MScN – University of Toronto
BScN – University of Toronto
RN - Centennial College
Professor

Rosalina Chiovitti

EdD – University of Toronto
MScN – University of Toronto
BScN - McMaster University
RN
Professor

Barbara Chyzzy

PhD (C) - University of Toronto
MN - University of Toronto
RN
Professor

Sandra Cop

MScN – D'Youville College, Buffalo
BScN - University of Western Ontario
RN - George Brown College
Co-ordinator

Claire Cowan

MScN – University of Pennsylvania, PA
BScN - Thomas Jefferson University, PA
RN
Professor

Lenore Duquette

EdD – University of Toronto
MEd - Brock University
BScN - University of Toronto
RN - St. Joseph's School of Nursing
Associate dean

Mary Elliott

MEd – Brock University
BScN - Mercy College of Detroit, MI
RN
Professor and program co-ordinator

Catherine Ferguson

MScN - York University
BScN - University of Toronto
RN
Professor

Sandra Filice

PhD (nursing) student - Queen's University
MEd - University of Toronto
BAAN - Ryerson University
RN - George Brown College
Manager, clinical education resources

Carrie (Ann) Foley

MN – Ryerson University
BScN - Ryerson University
BScN - McMaster University
RN - Ryerson University
Professor

Jacqueline Fraser

MEd – Brock University
BN - McGill University
RN - Woman's College School of Nursing
Professor

Jackie Galea

MScN - York University
BN - University of New Brunswick
RN - Humber College
Professor

Lisa Giallonardo

PhD (nursing) student - University of Western Ontario
MScN -  University of Western Ontario
BScN - University of Western Ontario
RN
Professor

Barbara Kennedy

MNEd – University of Western Ontario
CCHN (C)
BScN - University of Western Ontario
RN - St. Joseph's Regional School
Professor

Colin MacRae

FHEA - DeMontfort University, UK
MA – Thames Valley University, UK
PGDip (Education) - Thames Valley University, UK
CPMHN (C) - University of Nottingham, UK
RN
Professor

Puja Patel

MScN - Walden University
BScN - Ryerson University
RN
Professor

Robyn Plunkett

PhD (nursing) student - University or Western Ontario
MScN - University of Western Ontario
BScN  - Universite de Montreal
RN - University of Waterloo
Professor

Elana Ptack

MN (Administration) – University of Toronto
BScN - University of Ottawa
BA - McGill University
RN
Professor

Margot Rykhoff

PhD student - University of Western Ontario
MAEd  – Central Michigan University, Michigan
BScN - University of Western Ontario
RN
Professor

Sandra Secord

MN - Athabasca University, AB
BScN - University of Ottawa
RN - Kelsey Institute, SK
Professor and program co-ordinator

Joy Shewchuk

MSN – D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
BSN - D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
BScN - D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
BSc - University of Western Ontario
RN - George Brown College
Professor

Kamini Singh

MN – University of Toronto
BScN - Ryerson University
BA - University of Toronto
RN - Humber College
Professor

Audrey Taves

MEd - Brock University
BScN - University of Western Ontario
BN
Professor

Evelyn Wexler

PhD - University of Toronto
MScN - University of Toronto
BScN - University of Toronto
RN
Professor

Kathleen White-Williams

PhD (Nursing) – University of Alberta
MN - University of Toronto
BScN (Honours) - Ryerson University
RN
Professor

Danielle With

MN – Ryerson University
BScN - University of Ottawa
RN
Professor


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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.

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.