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FAQs in response to announcement Humber College To Pursue Independent Nursing Degree

Subsequent to the recent media announcement that Humber College intends to offer a standalone Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the following frequently asked questions and answers have been prepared.

What does the announcement mean for current Humber-UNB Collaborative Nursing Degree program students?

Current Humber-UNB students will continue their studies as planned.

While Humber explores the opportunity to offer a standalone nursing degree program, our focus will continue to be on ensuring all Humber-UNB nursing students are prepared for successful careers in the health sector and beyond.

How soon will Humber offer its own nursing degree program?

Humber still has to go through the application process for a standalone nursing program. At the time when Humber receives approval to offer an independent nursing degree, all Humber-UNB students will have the opportunity to complete their program.

The College’s intention that the first Humber standalone Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Second Entry Preparation cohort would commence in January 2021. The first Humber standalone Bachelor of Science in Nursing cohort would start in September 2021.

Why does Humber want to offer its own nursing degree program?

The opportunity to offer a standalone nursing degree has been a top advocacy priority of the college for some time. We have engaged in many conversations with government to highlight the benefit of this decision for students and for the health care sector in the province.

How soon will we (students) know what’s going on?

We will keep students up to date about the status of a potential Humber standalone nursing program as the process moves forward.