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Nursing, as one of the hottest majors in Canada, has become the first choice for many international students who want to immigrate. Plus, nursing major leads to the highest employment rate upon graduation, which resolve international students’ biggest concern – how to get a job after completing the school. Now, let’s review one of the best nursing program in Canada – Nursing at Humber College.
Nursing Program (4-year)
The 4-year Bachelor’s degee of Nursing at Humber College in Canada is a collaborative partnership program with the University of New Brunswick. The University of New Brunswick is one of the oldest university nursing programs in Canada with a reputation for academic and professional excellence. All four years of the UNB degree are delivered on-site at Humber campus, using Humber faculty and clinical practice sites in the Greater Toronto Area, while the University of New Brunswick provides the curriculum. So, the students can graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing from UNB.
$7,370.82 / year
How do Nursing students think?
Nursing student, Niall Tamayo, comments “this program is a great mixture of knowledge and practice. So, in classes that is where students learn the theory, that is where the professors come and help you understand concepts that you apply in the field. And then, students have clinical days where they actually go to the hospitals. And that is when you apply the theory, and then that is when you learn the practical skills.”
High school applicants:
- Minimum 75% in the four core courses
- Minimum 60% in each elective
- All six courses must meet a minimum overall average of 75%
- Core courses: Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Mathematics, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Biology.
Mature students status :
(applicants 21 years of age or over with no college or university background)
- A minimum grade of 75% in Grade 12 English, any Grade 12 U Mathematics, Grade 12 Chemistry, and Grade 12 Biology
- Note: Humber College has the right to give priority to applicants who meet all course and grade requirements on their first attempt.
(applicants with postsecondary education – college or university)
- A minimum 3.0 GPA or 74% AND
- A minimum grade of 75 per cent in Grade 12 English, any Grade 12 U Mathematics, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Biology.
English language profiency:
- IELTS: Overall 7.0 AND No band below 6.5
- TOFEL: 600 for paper-based test OR 100 (Minimum band scores, 21L, 21W, 21S, 21R) for internet-based test
2-Year Practical Nursing
Instead of the 4-year nursing degree, Humber College also offers a 2-year nursing diploma program – Practical Nursing, which equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to become a registered practical nurse (RPN). Nursing students at practical nursing have the same access to lab facilities and resources as students enrolled in the 4-year program, including leading-edge simulation labs, bioscience and anatomy labs, and extensive clinical work placement opportunities.
The tuition fees of a 2-year diploma program are also cheaper than the 4-year bachelor program.
$5,910.14 / year
$15,874.00 / year
Nursing Work Placement
Students receive practical experience through clinical placements at health-related agencies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). No matter how good the lessons are, you learn more from hospitals and placement than you do with a book. This is why the Nursing program at Humber college hasnearly 100% employment rate upon graduation.
When students do go to the hospitals, they are working directly with the hospital staff, with doctors and nurses. They can also work with the management staff. When students go to rounds in the morning, they will see the kind of relationship that doctors have with the nurses, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and the physiotherapist and the occupational therapists.
Moreover, Humber’s Nursing Degree offers many clinical placements with the teachers in the hospital, which gives students hands-on experience in four clinical simulation labs. So, this program prepares students for a career in all health care settings. The Sim Lab is a four-room laboratory where there are very high-tech mannequins who can talk and breathe and have heartbeats. Students can do dressings with them and can practice cardiac arrest.
Besides the skills, students will also develop a caring, empathy attitude and enhance the nature of helping people who are suffering, by having placed in the hospital setting. This is what you cannot learn from a book.