Bachelor of Nursing - Regular


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Program Description

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. 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 healthcare 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 mean 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.

Field/Clinical Placement

Students receive hands-on experience with a clinical component in every year.

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 percent in the four core courses.
  • Minimum 60 percent in each elective.
  • All six courses must meet a minimum overall average of 75 percent.


  • 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 percent 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 percent. The GPA cut-off will vary from year to year depending on the application pool. Students must present a minimum grade of 75 percent 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.


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 coursework completed at the post-secondary (college or university) level. Disclosure and documentation are 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 coursework is considered an academic offense 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 offense or an offense 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.

In The Profession

The practice of nursing varies considerably from one country to another. In Canada, Nursing has been a profession for many years and there are similarities in Nursing education and practice between Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States of America.

Your Career

The Ontario government, which previously announced it will spend $500 million to add 9,000 more nurses to the health care system by 2011/2012, has also set a goal to increase full-time employment for nurses. 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.

The Right Fit

Are you a leader who thrives in a collaborative environment? Are you adaptable? Can you think on your feet? If you’re interested in life sciences, therapeutic interaction and enjoy continuous learning you could have a very rewarding career in nursing ahead of you.

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.

Skills That Will Help You in a Nursing Career

  • the ability to critically assess yourself.
  • priority setting.
  • ability to be flexible.
  • communication skills.
  • English reading and writing skills (min. grade 12).
  • basic mathematics calculations (Take the online test "That Quiz" to assess yourself).
  • word processing/computer skills.
  • good sense / judgement.
  • maturity.
  • a sense of social justice.
  • risk-taking.
  • team player.
  • stress management.
  • a sense of humor.

Cost & Fees

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.

Last updated Dec 2017

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