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Nursing - Regular, Bachelor of

Ministry Name: Bachelor of Nursing - Regular

Credential: Honours DegreeProgram Code: 07061Length: 8 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

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.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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).

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • UNB International Credit Evaluation

    The University of New Brunswick requires that all international postsecondary documents provide a course-by-course evaluation by World Education Services (WES) Canada. All international high school credentials must be evaluated by ICAS course-by-course.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

College of Nurses of Ontario

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.

Clinical Placement

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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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two terms was:

  • domestic: $7,857.72
  • international: $16,673.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Term

Year 1 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$4,227.13$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,070.18
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$596.54$596.54
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 1 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,630.59$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 2 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,630.59$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 2 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,630.59$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 3 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,630.59$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 3 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,630.59$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 4 - Term 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,630.59$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Year 4 - Term 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,630.59$8,126.50
Tuition$3,170.81$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
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

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

HUMBER PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM

Graduates of Humber’s Practical Nursing program with an overall program GPA of 74% or higher may be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing program. Bridging courses will be required. Applicants must be in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario prior to the start of class.

Please note: Humber will notify qualified Humber Practical Nursing graduates of the admission process.

 
 

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Graduates from recognized institutions in Ontario with the same program learning outcomes as the Humber program may be eligible for admission into an advanced semester.

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TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Pamela Adams,
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5779
pamela.adams@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

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.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick - institutions with 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 nurses' role in community/public health, primary health care, long-term care and acute settings. Our small 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 environment.

Students will also receive hands-on experience across a number of clinical placements at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area in each year, starting in the second semester. These placements provide students the opportunity to integrate nursing skills and knowledge in a supervised setting. Clinical experiences will be diverse, covering a broad range of settings including community agencies, schools, long-term care facilities and hospitals. Humber has relationships with several community agencies and makes every effort to assist you to develop, establish and maintain the required standards for academic success.

 

Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Integrate and apply knowledge, from nursing and an array of disciplines in the arts and sciences to provide comprehensive nursing care in times of health and illness.

  • Communicate orally and in writing using structured coherent arguments to convey accurate and reliable information to diverse audiences in practice. Graduates will engage in authentic purposeful and collaborative communication using the concepts and techniques of the discipline.  

  • Engage in critical, reflective, and holistic analysis to evaluate the strength of a wide spectrum of evidence to formulate decisions. 

  • Develop a dynamic and evolving professional identity  and capability, incorporating personal and professional attributes and skills for practice in complex and unpredictable contexts.  

  • Be responsible global citizens, by engaging the principles of Primary Health Care and the ethics of caring and social justice in diverse contexts.  


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Work Placement

Students receive practical experience through clinical placements at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Program Availability

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The Humber Experience

What it Takes to be a Nurse

The College of Nurses of Ontario is the regulatory body for the discipline of nursing. Read their Fact Sheet titled Requisite Skills and Abilities for nursing practice in Ontario available at http://www.cno.org/globalassets/docs/reg/41078-skillabilities-4pager-final.pdf to find out more about the general demands and performance expectations of nurses in Ontario as you consider whether or not nursing is the right profession for you.

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.

Nursing video

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

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.

Our Faculty

You'll learn from expert professors with advanced degrees who have had exposure to various nursing experiences in both the field and the classroom. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on as well as the scientific knowledge necessary to help you achieve the nursing career you want.

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Pamela, Dr. Adams

JD – Queen's University
PhD - University of Toronto
MScN - University of Toronto
RN - Ryerson University
Program Co-ordinator, Year 1 and Professor

Lindsay Anderson

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

Sharon Broughton

PhD (C) - University of Western Ontario
MES (Environmental Studies) – York University
BScN – McMaster University
RN
Professor

Francisca Burg-Feret

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

Rosalina, Dr. 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

MSN – University of Pennsylvania, PA
BSN - 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

RN, BScN, MN – Ryerson University
BScN - McMaster University
RN
Program Coordinator, Year 3 and 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

Nadine Janes

PhD - University of Toronto
Acute Care Practitioner - University of Toronto
MScN - University of Toronto
ACNP - University of Toronto
BScN
RN
Associate Dean

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 (Hons) - University of Toronto
RN
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  – University of Western Ontario 
BScN - Central Michigan University
RN - University of Western Ontario
Professor

Sandra Secord

MN - Athabasca University, AB
BScN - University of Ottawa
RN - Kelsey Institute, SK
Program Coordinator, Year 2 and Professor

Joy Shewchuk

BSN, MSN – 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 ITAL
Professor

Lesley Stoltz

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

Evelyn Wexler

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 make health care a dynamic place to build your career.

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

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. This program is also approved by the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB).

Registered Nurse in 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 (www.cno.org). 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.

Degree Pathways

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Find out how Humber's collaboration with The University of New Brunswick can help you complete your nursing degree.

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