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Nursing - RPN to BScN Bridging, Bachelor of ScienceNEW

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Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
Program Code: NR4B1 Credential: Honours Degree Program Length: Bridging courses are delivered over 7 months followed by Year 3 and Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science - Nursing program
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Program Overview

To prepare the next generation of nurses who will provide high quality care in a variety of health-care settings, Humber is launching the Bachelor of Science – Nursing – RPN to BScN Bridging Program with the inaugural class starting in Winter 2023. The application at ontariocolleges.ca will be open from July 4, 2022 until August 12, 2022. 

Students admitted to the program must have successfully completed a 2 year Practical Nursing diploma program within the last 5 years with a 74% or higher cumulative program GPA. In addition, students in the program must be Registered Practical Nurses with the College of Nurses of Ontario.  

Humber is proud of its long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Bachelor of Science - Nursing degree. 

The program includes over 1400 hours of work-integrated learning where students will have the opportunity to put their nursing knowledge and skills to work in a supervised setting. Work-integrated learning experiences will be diverse and cover a broad range of settings including the community, schools, long-term care facilities and hospitals.  Humber’s theory and science courses provide students with both individual and group learning opportunities. In our simulation labs, students practise and improve their clinical reasoning and judgement, as well as interpersonal and technical nursing skills in a safe and active learning environment.  

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The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Labs

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 Humber Experience

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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 entitled Requisite Skills and Abilities for nursing practice in Ontario 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.

Your Career

Our program focuses on preparing the next generation of nurses who will provide high quality care for: individuals, families and communities in primary and community health care, long-term care, rehabilitation, acute and complex continuing care settings.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

The Honours Bachelor of Science – 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 may result in withdrawal from the program or rescinding an offer of admission.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Admission is restricted to graduates of an Ontario Practical Nursing diploma program within the last 5 years with a 74% or higher cumulative program GPA. 
    • Successful completion of the Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exams (CPNRE) and registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
    • Repeated courses within the Practical Nursing diploma are not permitted unless due to a failed course.  

    Please note:

    • Bridging courses are delivered over 7 months followed by Year 3 and Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science - Nursing program.
    • A minimum grade of 74% is required in each of the bridging courses.

     

    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 all listed course requirements.

    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.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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).

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Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,748.94
  • international: $20,567.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. Diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required. View Terms & Conditions of Degree Scholarships.

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Sandra Filice, associate dean
416-675-6622 ext. 5280
sandra.filice@humber.ca

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.

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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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