Why Choose Nursing at the University of Alberta?
Excellence in Teaching and Research
- The UAlberta Faculty of Nursing is a recognized leader in teaching and research in Canada and internationally.
- Our professors have received multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial, and national levels, and many are also the authors or co-authors of textbooks being used by nursing schools across Canada.
- Faculty members are leaders in nursing research and you will study in an environment where it is possible to become involved in the development of new nursing knowledge.
- Our undergraduate programs use innovative teaching approaches. Context Based Learning (CBL) is our key teaching method. Research indicates that graduates of CBL programs are more self-directed and have the critical thinking and communication skills that employers are seeking.
- Our students receive hands-on laboratory experiences throughout the program using advanced learning methods and equipment, including cutting-edge patient simulation technology.
- Clinical placements throughout our programs allow students to put theory and skills into practice in a variety of hospital and community health care settings.
- Our undergraduate education prepares students well to continue on to graduate studies, and we offer Master and PhD programs in nursing.
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
- As of late 2011, Faculty of Nursing labs, offices, and most classes are situated in the new Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) on campus.
- The building is home to departments and student groups from six of the university's health science Faculties and is designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction.
- ECHA has over 3400 student seats, state-of-the-art simulation labs, several student common areas and study spaces, and is built to silver specifications on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
- We offer a range of undergraduate programs to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, including a Honors Program (one of only a few honors nursing programs in Canada) and a Bilingual Program.
- Our Global Nursing Office facilitates student opportunities for international experiences and to learn about global citizenship as it relates to nursing practice.
- Our Aboriginal nursing initiatives engage students and faculty in community projects that promote the health of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
- Our students study in interdisciplinary learning environments with other health science students.
- We offer a fast-track option for students to graduate early and the opportunities to participate in paid internships.
Nursing Student Experience
Why choose the University of Alberta?
If you are interested in becoming a UAlberta student, our Campus Visit Program is an excellent way to explore our campuses and residences, sit down with an academic or career advisor, attend a class, and meet current students. For more information visit www.ualberta.ca/campusvisits.
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