University of Calgary

Looking towards 2016

UToday HomeFebruary 5, 2013

By Karen Cook

Proud to be part of the new strategic plan: (L to R) Randy Mabbott, former university senator; Kate Wong (BN’12) and new nursing alumni president; Dianne Tapp, dean of the Faculty of Nursing. Photo by Diane Laflamme-McCauleyProud to be part of the new strategic plan: (L to R) Randy Mabbott, former university senator; Kate Wong (BN’12) and new nursing alumni president; Dianne Tapp, dean of the Faculty of Nursing. Photo by Diane Laflamme-McCauleyThe Faculty of Nursing launched its four-year strategic plan late last week, a plan that maps its path to the University of Calgary’s 50th anniversary in 2016 and beyond.

“We engaged our alumni and external partners in this process as well as our internal community of students, faculty and staff,” says Dianne Tapp, dean, Faculty of Nursing. “It was 12 months of consultations and meetings to gather all our information and then synthesize it to get to this point, but we believe the plan is an excellent roadmap to our future.”

The Strategic Plan highlights three pillars which closely align with the university’s Eyes High strategic direction:

  • Creating a culture of community: includes strategies designed to share knowledge, experience and expertise and more actively seek partners for innovation that promote nursing excellence;
  • Excelling in scholarship of teaching, learning and practice: focuses on advancing exceptional learning environments for students and supporting developments in nursing practice;
  • Strengthening research and knowledge translation: ambitiously aims to develop the faculty’s research capacity through the recruitment of new research talent including four professorships, two research chairs, and a strong investment in research supports for faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

View the Strategic PlanView the Faculty of Nursing Strategic Plan“The plan is both ambitious and realistic,” says Tapp. “The Faculty of Nursing is committed to doing our part toward achievement of the university’s Eyes High strategic direction for 2016.”