Humber College, a member of Polytechnics Canada, offers students a wide range of career-focused credentials including bachelor degrees, diplomas, certificates, and postgraduate certificates. To promote student success, Humber College programs focus on providing a solid academic foundation combined with practical experience.
Recently, Humber College has collaborated with the University of New Brunswick, an institution with a history of excellence in nursing education, to provide greater academic opportunities for students enrolled in a nursing program. Students working towards a bachelor degree in Nursing can now complete all four years of their undergraduate degree education at Humber in Toronto, and then go on to receive their Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick.
The curriculum that they will experience at Humber College will be relevant and well-rounded, concentrating on the nurses role in community and public health, as well as both primary healthcare and acute-care environments. A clinical component will be worked into the curriculum every year to ensure that students receive hands on experience that will prepare them for nursing careers in all health-care settings. In addition, Humber College offers its students well-equipped bioscience and anatomy labs which include four simulated nursing labs. Students working towards a nursing degree will be taught by experienced and qualified professors who have all received a minimum of a Masters degree in their field.
After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Nursing, eligible students can seek graduate education or choose from provincial, national, and international placements in community or public health, primary healthcare, or acute-care settings. The Ontario government has set a goal to increase full-time employment for nurses and even stated that they plan to spend $ 500 million in order to add 9,000 more nurses to the healthcare system by the end of 2012.