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College offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

Humber College becomes one of the first publicly-assisted colleges in the province to offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This is part of the government’s new pathways for nursing education which provides students with more choice and allows institutions to have greater autonomy and flexibility over their programming.
“The pandemic has reminded us all just how invaluable our frontline nurses are as they work incredible hours to care for our sick and most vulnerable,” Premier Doug Ford said. “We need more of these health care heroes, which is why it is so important for colleges like Humber to lead the way by offering our students more choice, while maintaining excellence in nursing education.”

Humber College, in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick, has offered a Bachelor of Nursing program for almost 20 years. March 4, 2021 marked the formal approval of Humber College’s stand-alone Bachelor of Science nursing degree program. Humber College will welcome the first cohort of students to this program starting in September 2021.

“We have a long history of delivering high-quality nursing education and look forward to continuing that tradition by offering one of the first standalone nursing degrees at an Ontario college,” said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO, Humber College. “This degree will prepare students for healthcare careers through our signature polytechnic mix of career-focused theory and hands-on learning.”

With the new degree, Humber will continue to educate a diverse student population, helping to create a healthcare workforce that mirrors the diversity of Ontario’s population.

Humber will begin teaching the first cohort of Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree students in September 2021.



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