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Bachelor of Nursing - Regular

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

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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.

 

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.

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 2 terms is:

  • domestic: $7,633.92
  • international: $15,881.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Term 

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.  

Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

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 Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education 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

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

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

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Fees by Term

Year 1 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$4,105.01$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$6,703.95
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$576.10$576.10
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 1 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,528.91$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 2 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,528.91$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 2 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,528.91$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 3 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,828.91$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$6,980.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$300.00$300.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 3 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,528.91$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 4 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,528.91$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$7,280.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 4 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,593.32$7,730.50
Tuition$3,078.46$7,215.64
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$64.41$64.41
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. 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.

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.


 

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

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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

You'll learn from expert professors who bring both advanced degrees and a wealth of experience from the field to the classroom. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on training to help you achieve the career you want.

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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

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 – Ryerson University
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
Program co-ordinator

Claire Cowan

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

Catherine Ferguson

MScN - York University
BScN - University of Toronto
RN
Professor

Sandra Filice

PhD (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

Jackie Galea

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

Lisa Giallonardo

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

Nadine Janes

PhD - University of Toronto
MScN - University of Toronto
BScN - University of Toronto
Associate dean
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Barbara Kennedy

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

Jaime Lapeyre

PhD - University of Toronto
MN - University of Toronto
BScN - University of Toronto
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

Jennie Miron

PhD - Queen's University
MN - University of Toronto
BScN - University of Toronto
RN - Cambrian College
Professor

Puja Patel

MScN - Walden University
BScN - Ryerson University
RN
Professor

Robyn Plunkett

PhD - 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

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

Lesley Smith-Stoltz

PhD (student) - Western University
MScN - University of Western Ontario
BMA - University of Western Ontario
BScN - Univerity of Western Ontario
Professor

Audrey Taves

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

Caroline Variath

MN - Charles Sturt University NSW, Australia
BScN - Rajiv Gandhi University Karnataka, India
Professor

Evelyn Wexler

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

Danielle With

MN – Ryerson University
BScN - University of Ottawa
RN
Professor


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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.

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.

Note: Additional Requirements May Apply

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.

Degree Pathways

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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.

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