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Bachelor of Nursing - Regular

Bachelor of Nursing - Regular (2016-2017)

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A University of New Brunswick – Humber Collaborative Bachelor of Nursing degree

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Program Length

Eight semesters, beginning in September


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Contact Information

Sharon Broughton, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5782


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $7,534.92
– international $14,800.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberClosed

Admission Requirements

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)

– Two electives from an approved list, see

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


• 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.


• 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).

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

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. All international high school credentials must be evaluated by ICAS.

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.

Additional Requirements

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. Details outlining all required documents and how to validate these requirements can be found at Pre-Placement Requirements.

Due to the variety of clinical venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Students should always check Field/Clinical Placement.

• 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 practise nursing.

These conditions will also apply throughout your program.

Our Program

Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick. Both institutions have long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada. As a UNB-Humber Nursing student, you’ll 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 nurse’s role in community/public health, primary health-care and acute-care settings. The program includes many hours of clinical/field practice where you will have the opportunity to put your nursing skills and knowledge to work in a supervised setting. Our goal is to give you the complete picture of what it’s like to work in health care and to strengthen your connection with patients and families. That personal touch complements courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Chronic Health Challenges, Pharmacotherapeutics and more.

Small class sizes of 35 to 40 students means you will get both individual and group learning opportunities. Your clinical experiences will be diverse and cover a broad range of settings including community agencies, schools, long-term care facilities and hospitals.

Humber has relationships with more than 100 community 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.

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Your Career

Rapidly advancing medical therapies and treatments coupled with Canada’s aging population makes health care a dynamic place to build your career. The demand for nurses is growing faster than many other hot job markets and is expected to increase through to 2020. In order to create a comprehensive, leading-edge curriculum, Humber has partnered with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to offer UNB’s Nursing program at Humber College.

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.

Our Industry Partnerships

Members of our advisory committee help to develop our curriculum and provide clinical placement and employment opportunities. Our industry partners include organizations such as Bridgepoint Health, College of Nurses of Ontario, Credit Valley Hospital, The Victorian Order of Nurses, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Toronto Public Health, St. Michael’s Hospital, University Health Network, William Osler Health Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children and the Trillium Health Centre.

In 2013, the BN programs at Humber received accreditation for a seven year period, the maximum time frame. For further information, visit 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).

Our Faculty

All full-time professors hold a master’s degree, while some hold doctorate preparation or are engaged in doctoral studies.

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit Faculty Credentials.

Our Facilities

Humber has well-equipped labs, including four simulated nursing labs and bioscience and anatomy labs. Our Clinical Simulation Learning Centre is one of the key differentiators of a nursing education at Humber. The simulation lab improves student learning by providing a variety of clinical situations that might not arise when you are in the clinical practice setting. You’ll have the opportunity to rehearse skills before trying them on real patients, thus improving both your confidence level and patient safety. The Clinical Simulation Learning Centre includes:
– three independent learning labs each with eight to 10 beds
– two simulation suites where clinical groups comprised of eight students each are able to play different roles, from nurse to family member to respiratory tech. The goal is to gain a better understanding of each different perspective in order to enhance patient care.
– the capacity to simulate a general inpatient unit
– a two-bed critical care unit for infants and adults
– video and audio recording for evaluation and learning.

During the simulations, students are able to assess various medical situations and respond with appropriate treatment measures such as inserting IVs, medication delivery, various oxygen delivery procedures and tracheotomy care.

The hi-fidelity patient simulators also include vocal responses and heart and lung sounds. The simulation lab is an essential learning environment where students are able to work, learn and practise in a risk-free setting.

Work Placement

Students receive hands-on experience through a clinical placement at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) every year.

Additional Information

Resume Studies for Interrupted Students in Good Academic Standing
Students whose studies have been interrupted but who remain in good academic standing must apply to resume studies using the Resume Studies for Interrupted Students in Good Academic Standing form. This form is available in the School of Health Sciences, Nursing Department or by contacting your co-ordinator. If you are returning for the fall academic term, you must submit the form by January 30 to the BN program co-ordinator of the year you are returning to. If you are returning for the winter academic term, you must submit the form by October 1 to the BN program co-ordinator of the year you are returning to. Forms to resume studies received after these dates will be considered only if there is space available in the program.

Resume Studies for Students who have been Required to Withdraw for One Academic Year
Students who have been required to withdraw for academic reasons, as outlined in the program academic regulations, must reapply to the program using the Resume Studies for Students Who Have Been Required to Withdraw form, available in the School of Health Sciences, Nursing Department or by contacting your co-ordinator. Forms to resume studies for students who have been required to withdraw for one academic year must be received by January 30. The following must accompany your request to resume studies: a resumé and letter of reference from a current work or volunteer position and a personal letter outlining your strategies to be successful in the program. Requests must be submitted to: Office of the Registrar, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. Requests for readmission received after January 30 will be considered only if there is space in the program.

End Notes

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 Training, 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 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).

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