Bachelor of Nursing - Second Entry Preparation


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Program Description

Our Partnership

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.

The Second Entry Program

The Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry Preparation program offers students with a minimum 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:

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Microbiology

Secondly, students must maintain a grade of at least 74 percent 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 may be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Nursing – Second Entry program. A relevant, well-rounded curriculum focuses on the nurse’s role in community/public health, primary healthcare, and acute-care settings. All full-time faculty holds a master’s degree or higher.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed three- or four-year university degree with a 3.0 or 74 percent 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 coursework. 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 percent 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 percent 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 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.

The practice of nursing.

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
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