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Bachelor of Nursing - Second Entry Preparation

Bachelor of Nursing - Second Entry Preparation (2016-2017)

How to Apply

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Program Length

Preparation Program:
One semester, beginning in September

Bachelor of Nursing Degree
Six semesters, beginning in January, plus one intersession plus summer session each year


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Contact Information

Sandra Secord, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4633


Students requiring preparatory courses offered between September and December will be charged a maximum of $1,918.89 (domestic) or $6,912.50 (international). Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first semester of the 2016/2017 academic year. The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters of the Bachelor of Nursing program is
– domestic $7,509.92
– 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

• 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.

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

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 practice nursing.

These conditions will also apply throughout your program.

Our Program

Humber is proud of its collaboration with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) – both institutions have long-standing traditions of excellence in nursing education in Canada.

The Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program offers students with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in a minimum of 60 credit hours of university courses a pathway into the nursing profession. Taking into account an individual’s prior learning and following the completion of a preparation semester, the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program allows students to complete the curriculum in two years.

Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program is a two-step process. First, students are admitted to a preparatory semester, offered from September to December, consisting of five courses – Psychology – An Introduction, Statistics: Biological Science, Human Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Microbiology.

Secondly, students must maintain a grade of at least 74 per cent in each preparatory course in order to be admitted into the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program. Students, who possess all of the preparatory courses at the university level and a minimum of 74 per cent in each, may be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program. 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 or higher.

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Your Career

According to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, nursing is seen as a high-growth career option, with more than 14,000 openings annually until at least 2020.

Upon graduating from this program, eligible students may choose from provincial, national and international placements in community/public health, primary health-care or acute-care settings. Eligible students may also seek graduate education.

Our Industry Partnerships

Members of our advisory committee come from some of the organizations that provide clinical placement and employment opportunities including Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, College of Nurses of Ontario, Credit Valley Hospital, 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.

Our Faculty

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

Our Facilities

We have well-equipped labs, including four simulated nursing labs, as well as bioscience and anatomy labs. Students are prepared for nursing careers in all health-care settings as practitioners, educators and managers.

Work Placement

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

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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