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Bachelor of Science - Nursing - Second Entry Preparation

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Program Code: NR011
Credential: Preparatory Semester
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 1 semester
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Program Overview

This is a one-semester preparatory program preparing you for admission into the Bachelor of Science – Nursing - Second Entry program.

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

  1. Students are admitted to a preparatory semester, offered from September to December, consisting of six courses – Human Anatomy and Physiology; Clinical Microbiology; Pathophysiology 1; Ethics and Moral Theory; Lifespan Development; and Statistics, as required based upon previous university education. 
  2. After completion of each preparatory course with a minimum grade of 75 per cent, students are admitted into the Bachelor of Science Nursing - Second Entry Program. 

After successful completion of the Bachelor of Science – Nursing - Second Entry Preparatory Semester students would then enter the Bachelor of Science – Nursing Second Entry program.

Humber’s Bachelor of Science - Nursing program prepares students with the necessary knowledge and skill for an in demand, rewarding career as a registered nurse (RN). Our graduates will lead and advocate for social justice while contributing to the delivery of innovative, safe, evidence-informed, and ethical care to clients and communities across all health-care sectors on local, national, and international levels. They will be 21st century global citizens. Our graduates are prepared to complete the nursing registration exam requirements as registered nurses in Ontario. 

The comprehensive curriculum includes nursing theory and practicum experiences as well as a biological sciences and liberal studies education. While the prepatory semester does not have a professional practicum, there is a work-integrated learning component in the nursing degree program. 

Humber is the only English-speaking college in Ontario with access to an on-campus cadaver lab for nursing students. Combine that with leading-edge simulation labs, bioscience and anatomy labs, and extensive practicum opportunities across several health-related agencies in the Greater Toronto Area - Humber students have the competitive edge.

This program is not available to international applicants. 

Professional and Community Partnerships

Students receive practical experience through mandatory professional practicums at agencies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Humber maintains strong partnerships within the community - and is the preferred choice by many hospitals and facilities due to the outstanding reputation of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness and the nursing programs and their graduates.

An Education in High Demand

The nursing shortage and the government and public focus on accessible and excellent health care has created a strong demand for registered nurses. As a student in the program, you will learn and apply knowledge and skills in practice to support you in this important profession.

What It Takes To Be A Registered Nurse

The registered nurse is an integral part of the health care team, working at the bedside with patients in acute-care, long term care, maternal child, mental health, and community care settings.

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 to find out more about the general demands and performance expectations of nurses in Ontario as you consider whether nursing is the right profession for you.

The Humber Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

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.


We Know What It Takes

The registered nurse is an integral part of the health care team, working at the bedside with patients in acute-care, long term care, maternal child, mental health, and community care settings. RNs are leaders in providing care for and supporting the health of individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis throughout the Bachelor of Science - Nursing - Second Entry program is on developing competence in the theory and practice of nursing. Experts in their respective nursing fields, clinical practicum teachers and faculty prepare you for the challenges ahead. Not only are they dedicated to scholarly teaching, but they also offer students real world guidance and expert classroom and practicum instruction drawn from first-hand experience. Class sizes are small, giving you a quality education. Classes are divided into theory and practicum groups to help you develop support systems and networks.


Humber Nursing Society

The Humber Nursing Society (HNS) is student-focused and seeks to broaden the education and perspectives of students engaged in Humber’s nursing degree program.

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The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

Are you a leader who thrives in a collaborative environment? Are you adaptable? Can you think on your feet? If you are interested in working with people during periods of health and illness challenges, you could have an extremely rewarding career as a registered nurse ahead of you.


Student Testimonials

What are our students saying about this program? Good things!

emma

Watch the video to find out about Emma's most memorable experiences during her time at Humber.

adam

Watch the video to find out how Adam knew this was the right program for him.


What Can I Expect?

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 help you to increase your awareness of your own culture and the positive aspects of other cultures. In the second entry preparatory semester there are about 100 students. While this sounds exceptionally large, the class sizes are small. There are approximately 50 students per theory section and 6 - 8 students per practicum group. Within those groups you will develop support systems, networks, and friends to help you.

The professors in your non-nursing courses (biological sciences, statistics, and liberal studies) are well-educated and experienced in teaching students.

The Bachelor of Science - Nursing - Second Entry program includes many hours of mandatory professional practicums 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. Practicum experiences are diverse and cover a broad range of settings like 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.

You will have professors and clinical practicum teachers who are extremely well prepared academically and professionally. All nursing professors and clinical practicum teachers are registered nurses who have worked in the hospital/community settings before their work in post-secondary education.

The goal of all the professors and clinical practicum teachers is to help you succeed in the program; however, your success is a shared responsibility, and you must do your part by attending classes, labs, and practicums, completing assignments on time, and studying for examinations.


Being a Registered Nurse

Being a registered 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 nurse.


Math Proficiency

To assist in describing the math proficiency level in this program, view the sample math questions.


Expert Faculty

You will learn from expert professors with advanced degrees who have had exposure to various nursing experiences in both the field and the classroom. Our clinical practicum teachers are experts in the nursing field, many with advanced degrees, and bring real world experience and knowledge to the practicum setting to support your learning. Our professors and clinical practicum teachers 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.

Your Career

Graduates, once they successfully write the College of Nurses Registered Nursing exam, will be able to work in various health-care settings including: 

  • acute-care hospitals 
  • community health clinics and outreach programs 
  • community nursing agencies and services 
  • long-term care facilities 
  • mental health settings
  • public health agencies 
  • private practices 
  • rehabilitation services 
  • schools and childcare centres 

Many of our baccalaureate nursing graduates go on to complete graduate degrees, as well as Humber RN postgraduate advanced-skills education used in specialty disciplines such as maternal child, critical care, surgery, mental health, dialysis, cardiology and emergency. 

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

College of Nurses of Ontario

The program is recognized by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as an approved nursing program. Graduates from this program are eligible to register with CNO.

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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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Ministry Consent

Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a seven-year term starting December 8, 2020. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to this above-named program during the period of consent 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.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Aleena Shaah, program support officer
416.675.5000 ext. 4607
aleena.shah@humber.ca

Campus Information

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

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, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

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

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

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

The 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 can result in withdrawal from the program.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • A completed three- or four-year university degree with a 75 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 degree, but who possess 60 credit hours with a 75 per cent GPA or higher, may also be considered for admission.           
    • A minimum grade of 75 per cent in Grade 12 (ENG4U), Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U), Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U) and any Grade 12 U-level Mathematics or equivalent. 
    • All international postsecondary documents must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) Canada. All international high school credentials must be evaluated by ICAS. A course-by-course evaluation is required.

    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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
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

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Aleena Shaah, program support officer
416.675.5000 ext. 4607
aleena.shah@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for one semester is:

  • domestic: $3,818.21
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

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.
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