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The 2021-22 academic year is the final year that new students will be accepted into the Humber-UNB program. Humber will launch its own Bachelor of Science - Nursing - Second Entry Preparation program with the inaugural class beginning in Fall 2022.

Nursing - Second Entry Preparation, Bachelor of

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Program Code: 09341 Credential: Preparatory Semester Program Length: N/A Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : OnlineProgram and course details can be viewed on Current Student Resources  The 2021-22 academic year is the final year that new students will be accepted into the Humber-UNB program. Humber will launch its own Nursing - Second Entry Preparation, Bachelor of with the inaugural class beginning in Fall 2022.
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Program Overview

Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) - both institutions having long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada. As a UNB-Humber nursing student, you will receive all your undergraduate degree education at Humber in Toronto. Graduates will receive a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick, and be eligible to write the College of Nurses registration exam, NCLEX.

The Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program offers students a pathway into the nursing profession; with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in a minimum of 60 credit hours of university courses. 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 care settings. The program includes 1400 hours of clinical/ field practice where you will have the opportunity to put your nursing skills and knowledge to work in a supervised setting. 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, students practise and improve their interpersonal and technical nursing skills in a safe and active learning environment. Your clinical experiences will be diverse and cover a broad range of settings including community agencies, schools, long-term care facilities and hospitals. The program has to be completed within four years of starting the program.

Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry program is a two-step process:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Humber is the only English speaking college in Ontario with access to an on-campus cadaver lab for nursing students. Combine that with small class sizes, leading-edge simulation labs, bioscience and anatomy labs, and extensive clinical work placement opportunities -- Humber students have the competitive edge.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Seek, utilize, and develop knowledge to support and enhance competence in professional nursing practice.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


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The Humber Experience

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The Humber Advantage

Why Choose Humber

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.


We Know What it Takes

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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State-Of-The-Art Labs

Well-equipped labs feature leading-edge equipment, multiple clinical simulation 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 Clinical Simulation Learning Centre improves student learning by providing a variety of clinical situations that may not occur when you are in the clinical practice setting. You will have the opportunity to rehearse skills before trying them on real patients, thus improving both your confidence level and patient safety.


Requisite Skills and Abilities For Nursing Practice

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, read the College of Nurses of Ontario's Fact Sheet titled Requisite Skills and Abilities for nursing practice in Ontario.


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.

Patricia Geerlinks

Watch the video to hear Patricia Geerlinks discuss the importance of professionalism.

Joy Fitzgerald

Watch the video to find out what professionalism means to Joy Fitzgerald.

Dianne Martin

Watch the video to find out more about the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.

Mary McAllister

Watch the video to hear what Mary McAllister looks for when hiring a Registered Nurse.


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Our Professors

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Audrey Taves

MEd - Brock University
BScN - University of Western Ontario


Barbara Kennedy

MNEd, – University of Western Ontario
CCHN (C)
BScN - University of Western Ontario
RN - St. Joseph's Regional School

Barbara Chyzzy

PhD (C) - University of Toronto
MN - University of Toronto

Caroline Variath

PhD(s)
BScN - Rajiv Gandhi University Karnataka, India
MN - Charles Sturt University NSW, Australia
BScN

Carrie Foley

MN – Ryerson University
BScN - McMaster University

Catherine Ferguson

MScN - York University
AEMCA Centennial College
BScN - University of Toronto

Claire Cowan

MSN – University of Pennsylvania, PA
BSN - Thomas Jefferson University, PA

Colin MacRae

FHEA - DeMontfort University, UK
MA – Thames Valley University, UK
PGDip (Education) - Thames Valley University, UK
CPMHN (C) - University of Nottingham, UK

Danielle With

MN – Ryerson University
BScN - University of Ottawa

Elana Ptack

MN (Administration) – University of Toronto
BScN - University of Ottawa
BA - McGill University
RN

Evelyn Wexler

MScN - University of Toronto
BScN - University of Toronto
RN

Francisca Burg-Feret

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

Jacqueline Galea

MScN - York University
BN - University of New Brunswick
RN - Humber College

Jacqueline Fraser

MEd – Brock University
BN - McGill University
RN - Woman's College School of Nursing
Professor

Jaime Lapeyre

PhD - University of Toronto
MN - University of Toronto
BScN (Hons) - University of Toronto

Jennie (Jennifer) Miron

PhD - Queen's University
MSc - University of Toronto
BSc - University of Toronto
RN - Cambrian College

Joy Shewchuk

BSN – D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
MSN – D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
BScN - D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
BSc - University of Western Ontario
RN - George Brown College

Kamini Singh

MN – University of Toronto
BScN - Ryerson University
BA - University of Toronto
RN - Humber College ITAL

Lesley Stoltz

PhD - Western University
MScN - University of Western Ontario
BMA - University of Western Ontario
BScN - Univerity of Western Ontario

Lindsay Anderson

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

Lisa Giallonardo

PhD - University of Western Ontario
MScN - University of Western Ontario
BScN - University of Western Ontario
RN

Margot Rykhoff

MA(Ed)  – Central Michigan University
BScN - University of Western Ontario 
RN - University of Western Ontario

Mary Elliott

MEd – Brock University
BScN - Mercy College of Detroit, MI
RN
Professor and program co-ordinator

Nadine Janes

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

Pamela, Dr. Adams

JD – Queen's University
PhD - University of Toronto
MScN - University of Toronto
RN - Ryerson University

Puja Patel

MScN - Walden University
BScN - Ryerson University
RN

Robyn Plunkett

PhD - University or Western Ontario
MScN - University of Western Ontario
BScN  - Universite de Montreal
RN - University of Waterloo
Professor

Rosalina, Dr. Chiovitti

EdD – University of Toronto
MScN – University of Toronto
BScN - McMaster University
RN
Professor

Sandra Cop

MScN – D'Youville College, Buffalo
BScN - University of Western Ontario
RN - George Brown College
Program co-ordinator

Sandra Filice

PhD - Queen's University
MEd - University of Toronto
BAAN - Ryerson University
RN - George Brown College
Associate Dean (Acting) Nursing

Sandra Secord

MN - Athabasca University, AB
BScN - University of Ottawa
RN - Kelsey Institute, SK

Sharon Broughton

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


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Your Career

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
  • 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. 

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.

College of Nurses of Ontario

The University of New Brunswick-Humber Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Programs (Regular 4 Year Pathway, Second Entry Pathway and Bridge Pathway) are approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (www.cno.org).  Current graduates from these programs are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered 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.

Program Availability

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September 2021 North Closed
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September 2021 North Not Available

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Ministry Consent

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 Colleges and Universities to continue to offer this 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.

In 2013, the UNB/Humber collaborative nursing education program were again granted accreditation by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) for seven years. 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. For further information, visit casn.ca. This degree program is also endorsed by the College of Nurses of Ontario and approved by the New Brunswick Nurses Association, and the Ontario Provincial Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB).

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 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 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:

    • A completed three- or four-year university degree with a 3.0 or 74 per cent grade point average (GPA) or higher. For applicants who have completed more than 60 credit hours, the admission average will be calculated on the most recent 60 credit hours of course work. The grades for all courses taken within an academic term will be included in this calculation, even if this results in exceeding the 60 credit hours requirement.
      Applicants who have not completed a three- or four-year university degree, but who possess 60 university credit hours with a 3.0 or 74 per cent GPA or higher, may also be considered for admission. All international credentials must be evaluated by an approved credential service, and must provide a course-by-course evaluation. All international postsecondary documents must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) Canada.
      The University of New Brunswick requires the ICAP evaluation package that is provided by WES. All international high school credentials must be evaluated by ICAS.
    • A minimum mark of 70 per cent in Grade 12 English (ENG4U), Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U), Biology (SBI4U) and any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or equivalent.

    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.

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your first placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements.

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Catharine Ferguson, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness
416.675.6622 ext. 4781
catharine.ferguson@humber.ca
healthsciences.humber.ca

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for one semester is:

  • domestic: $1,852.57
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

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.

Pathways

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

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Catharine Ferguson, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness
416.675.6622 ext. 4781
catharine.ferguson@humber.ca
healthsciences.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.

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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