The University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing is a diverse faculty with a rich history and solid reputation. Situated in a research intensive university, we are one of the largest nursing faculties in Canada and one of only six in Canada to offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

We have more doctorally-prepared faculty members than any other school in the west. We implemented the first graduate program in Nursing in Alberta in 1975 with our MN program, and in 1991 became the first Canadian nursing faculty to offer a fully-funded PhD program.

Since our founding in 1923 as Alberta's first university-based school of nursing, the Faculty of Nursing's aspirations and actions have been guided by core values drawn from the discipline of Nursing, the University community, and Canadian society.


  1. Maternal health care for newcomers exceeds expectations

    Newcomers to Canada's Prairie provinces very satisfied with care they receive despite differences in culture and language, study shows. The research was part of a larger study led by Dr. Gina Higginbottom.

  2. Albertans support perinatal mental health screening

    Study by Faculty of Nursing professors shows that 63% of Albertans favour screening during pregnancy; support jumps to 72.7% postpartum.

  3. Heart failure unknowns a roadblock to managing health

    Alex Clark's research shows patients with heart failure and their families lack basic skills and knowledge to manage their health successfully.

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  1. Why is it so difficult to make and sustain change in hospital care?

    Guest speaker: Dr Jack Needleman - Professor of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health/Department of Health Policy and Management and Associate Director of the UCLA Patient Safety Institute,Los Angles, California. Presented by: The Health Systems AoE, Faculty of Nursing

  2. Teaching and Learning Moments- Our Unlocked Lives

    Presented by Wendy Caplan

  3. U of A Research Data Management Week

    For more information and to register, visit:

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