|ANAT 100: Basic Human Anatomy|
|NURS 101: Practical Nursing Practice 1|
|NURS 103: Practical Nursing Theory 1|
|NURS 104: Practical Nursing Health Assessment|
|PSYC 150: Psychology: Introduction|
|WRIT 121: Writing Skills for Nursing Professions|
|NURS 150: Practical Nursing Theory 2|
|NURS 151: Practical Nursing Practice 2|
|NURS 152: Practical Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 1|
|NURS 153: Practical Nursing Practice 3|
|PHYS 150: Basic Human Physiology|
|PSYC 210: Psychology: Developmental|
|NURS 208: Practical Nursing Practice 4|
|NURS 209: Practical Nursing Theory 3|
|NURS 217: Legal and Ethical Concepts|
|NURS 218: Practical Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics 2|
|SOCI 150: Sociology: Introduction|
|NURS 250: Leadership and Nursing Concepts Review|
|NURS 252: Practical Nursing: Complex Issues and Patient Safety|
|NURS 253: Practical Nursing Pre-Graduate Experience|
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
You will participate in a total of 1,038 hours of unpaid clinical placements in each semester over the course of the program giving you valuable hands-on experience. The faculty has various partnerships and affiliations with clinical agencies. Placements are arranged and communicated with students by the faculty.
Throughout the first year of the program, you will participate in a unique community-service learning placement in a variety of community settings. In Semester 2, you will work in a long-term care setting, while Semester 3 takes place in rehabilitation, complex or acute-care settings. In Semesters 2 and 3, you will also participate in clinical simulation activities. In Semester 4, you will complete a preceptored (one-on-one placement alongside a registered practical nurse) pre-graduate clinical practice.
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"Humber has a very good reputation. Most of my friends that are successful today studied at Humber." – Nyarai
"Humber College’s clinical placements prepare you for the real life nursing career that you will eventually have." – Burhan
Well-equipped labs feature leading-edge equipment, multiple simulated nursing labs, bioscience and anatomy labs that help students prepare for nursing careers in all health care settings such as providing client care as health care providers, nurse educators and managers.
The practical nurse is an integral part of the health care team, working at the bedside with patients in acute-care, long term care, obstetrics, psychiatry and community care settings. Emphasis throughout this program is on developing competence in the theory and practice of nursing. Experts in their respective fields of health care, clinical instructors and faculty prepare you for the challenges ahead. Not only are they dedicated to scholarly teaching, they also offer students real world guidance and expert classroom instruction drawn from first-hand experience. Class sizes are small giving you a quality education. Classes are divided into theory and practical groups to help you develop support systems and networks.
Humber is a leading-edge facility in every respect. This program has been awarded the highest rating for accreditation - a testament to its excellence. Learn and practice in our bioscience and health science laboratories – which includes clinical simulation labs that provide hands-on learning in a monitored environment. Continuous placement in a range of clinical settings enhances your ability to apply in-classroom education to real-life situations.
What can you expect in the Humber programs that are exciting and interesting?
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.
In the first semester of the PN program there are 200 students. While this sounds very large, the class sizes are relatively small. There are approximately 45 students per theory section and 8-10 students per clinical group. Within those groups you will develop support systems, networks, and friends to help you.
You will have professors who are extremely well prepared academically and professionally. All nursing professors are registered nurses who have worked in the hospital/community settings before their work in post-secondary education. The professors in your non-nursing courses (biology and humanities) are also well-educated and experienced in teaching students.
The goal of all the professors is to help you succeed in the program; however your success is a shared responsibility and you must do your part by attending classes and clinical, completing assignments on time, and studying for examinations.
The program includes many hours of clinical/field practice where you will have the opportunity to practice your newfound skills and knowledge with supervision. It is paced to match the level of knowledge you have gained from the theory courses. Clinical experiences are diverse and cover a broad range of settings such as community agencies, long term care and hospitals. Humber has relationships with more than 100 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.
Humber maintains strong partnerships with many reputable health care agencies and facilities.
Our industry partners share what they look for in an employee and what professionalism means to them.
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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.
To assist in describing the level of math proficiency in this program, view the sample math questions. These samples are for the purposes for the Practical Nursing, Paramedic and Pharmacy Technician programs.
Graduates will be able to work in various health-care settings including:
Many of our Practical Nursing graduates go on to complete their Bachelor of Science - Nursing degree with Humber, as well as RPN postgraduate advanced-skills education used in specialty disciplines such as surgery, dialysis, cardiology and emergency.
Humber is your partner for career learning. Our Continuous Professional Learning department offers many RPN postgraduate learning opportunities including certificates and individual courses.
College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
The Practical Nursing Diploma Program at Humber College is currently Approved (Category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.
Additional requirements may apply.
Note: 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.
Nursing, Bachelor of Science
Credential: Honours Degree
Length: 8 semesters
Personal Support Worker
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Length: 2 semesters
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Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness News
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Summer 2022 ECE Field Placement Abroad
Wed, September 29, 2021
The application for the Summer 2022 Early Childhood Education Field Placement Abroad is now open!
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Fri, September 24, 2021
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