Graduate Programs

Nursing Graduate Education

The Master of Nursing program was established in 1975 and in 1997 the focus of the program changed to Advanced Nursing Practice. The new program prepares nurses for leadership roles in nursing and health care. The theoretical, experiential, and research basis for practice helps students demonstrate specialized clinical skills. Students in the master's program can enroll on a full or part-time basis in either a thesis or course-based route.

The PhD in Nursing program began in 1991 and is the first funded Canadian nursing PhD program. The goal of this program is to prepare nurses for excellence in the development and organization of nursing knowledge. Students become leaders in the nursing profession as they focus on developing and testing nursing theory, advancing and perfecting nursing knowledge, identifying nursing practice phenomena and designing practice systems relevant to the nursing discipline.


Contact Information

Graduate Programs
Faculty of Nursing
4-171 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue
University of Alberta
Edmonton Alberta, Canada  T6G 1C9


Telephone: 780.492.9546
1.888.492.8089 (Toll Free)
Fax: 780.492.2551

Dr. Pauline Paul
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Phone: 780.492.4338

Yvette Labiuk
Graduate Services Administrator 
Phone: 780.492.8055

Tracy Quigley
Graduate Services Administrator 
Phone: 780.492.4567