About Us

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is one of the largest nursing faculty's in Canada. 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. In particular, we value:

  • Our responsibility to students as future practitioners and leaders of Nursing;
  • An academic environment that honours teaching, research, scholarship, clinical and community practice and service;
  • A culture that actively promotes trustworthy relationships with students, colleagues, and the public;
  • An ethos of integrity, advocacy and good citizenship in which collegiality, diversity, and the unique contribution of each individual are respected;
  • A Canadian healthcare environment that is shaped by the principles of public administration, comprehensiveness, universality, portability and accessibility;
  • A global perspective for advancing nursing and health for all through interdisciplinary and intercultural learning; and
  • A healthy balance between personal and professional endeavours.