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Practical Nursing

Humber College - North
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Tuition fee CA$17,223 per year

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Humber’s Practical Nursing diploma program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a registered practical nurse (RPN).

Humber is the only English speaking college in Ontario with access to an on-campus cadaver lab for nursing students. Combine that with small class sizes, leading-edge simulation labs, bioscience and anatomy labs, and extensive clinical work placement opportunities — Humber students have the competitive edge.

Professional and Community Partnerships

Humber maintains strong partnerships with many reputable health care agencies and facilities, including:

  • Extendicare
  • Humber River Regional Hospital
  • Toronto Homes for the Aged
  • Trillium Health Center
  • William Osler Health Center
  • Numerous other Toronto nursing homes and community agencies

Work Placement

You will participate in a total of 1,038 hours of unpaid clinical placements over the course of the program which take place over each semester and give you valuable hands-on experience. The school arranges and communicates with all placements.

Throughout the first year of the program, you will participate in a unique community-service learning placement in a variety of community settings. In Semester 2, you will work in a long-term care setting, while Semester 3 takes place in rehabilitation, complex or acute-care settings. In Semester 2 and 3, you will also participate in clinical simulation and/or Stilwell (a virtual learning community designed to represent a typical Canadian neighbourhood). In Semester 4, you will complete a preceptored (one-on-one placement alongside a registered practical nurse) pre-graduate clinical practice.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in various health-care settings including:

  • acute-care hospitals
  • clinics and public health units
  • community nursing agencies and services
  • homes for the aging and long-term care facilities
  • private practices
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation services
  • schools and child-care centres

Many of the graduates go on to complete postgraduate advanced-skills education used in specialty disciplines such as surgery, dialysis, cardiology and emergency.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)

The Practical Nursing Diploma Program at Humber College is currently Approved (Category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario (www.cno.org). Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States