|Canada, Ontario, Toronto
|2 years, includes 4 clinical placements
|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.
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma, equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Results of mandatory admission testing for senior-level biology, chemistry, writing and math. Test fees will apply. For information on how to prepare for this assessment, visit the Health-Related Programs Admissions Assessment (HHP 01) page.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
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:
- Humber River Regional Hospital
- Toronto Homes for the Aged
- Trillium Health Center
- William Osler Health Center
- Numerous other Toronto nursing homes and community agencies
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.
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
- 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.