Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick - both institutions having long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada. As a UNB-Humber nursing student, you will receive all your university undergraduate degree education at Humber in Toronto. Upon successful completion you will receive a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick.
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. Following the completion of a preparation semester, the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program allows students to complete the curriculum in two years.
Our curriculum focuses on the various roles nurses can have in community/public health, primary health care, long-term care and acute settings. Our class sizes of 35 to 40 students in our theory and science courses provide students with both individual and group learning opportunities. In our simulation labs, you will be able to practise and improve your interpersonal and technical nursing skills in a safe and active learning enviroment.
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 university education.
Secondly, after completion of each preparatory course with a minimum grade of 74 percent, students are admitted into the Bachelor of Nursing- Second Entry Program. Note however, that students who possess all of the preparatory courses at the university level from prior education and a minimum of 74 percent in each, may be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Nursing-Second Entry program.
As permanent residency in Ontario is a requirement, this program is available only to domestic students.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Seek, utilize, and develop knowledge to support and enhance competence in professional nursing practice.
Intentionally apply understanding of the psycho-social, historical, spiritual and cultural dimensions of health and illness when working with diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations.
Appraise, provide and modify nursing actions by synthesizing knowledge from nursing, the arts, and sciences integrating these with appropriate professional guidelines for best nursing practices.
Practice 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.
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.
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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Well-equipped labs feature leading-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.
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:
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.
Requisite Skills and Abilities For Nursing Practice
Well-equipped labs feature leading-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.
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 have the opportunity to work in provincial, national and international placements in community/public health, primary health care or acute-care settings. Eligible students may also seek graduate education.
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)
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.
College of Nurses of Ontario
The Baccalaureate Nursing Programs: Regular 4 Year Pathway, Second Entry Pathway, Bridge Pathway at UNB/Humber Collaborative are approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber 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.
The University of New Brunswick was first granted Ministerial Consent to offer this collaborative program with Humber in 2001. All degrees offered by Ontario colleges and public universities from outside the province are reviewed by a provincial quality assurance agency on a cyclical basis which results in consent renewals. As a result of the most recent review, Humber has been granted a consent renewal by the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development to continue to offer this honours degree for a five-year term starting December 4, 2015. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber shall ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on 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.
On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.