Faculty of Nursing
Together, we will advance nursing practice and promote health
The Faculty of Nursing has been producing leaders in clinical, research, education and administrative roles for more than four decades.
We are advancing the practice of nursing and transforming health systems for the future because nursing roles in the health system are changing. Our programs prepare graduates to thrive and lead in these exciting times. We embrace opportunities for innovation.
As we prepare excellent clinicians for registered nursing roles in the health care system and revamp nursing practice to meet the health needs of Albertans and our global communities, we are committed to promoting health through research and teaching.
Our next generation of nurses will lead in varied roles and settings, in local and global contexts with diverse populations, through the integration of nursing education and research.
Faculty of Nursing campaign goal
Progress to date:
Creating a culture of community
We are creating a culture of belonging, inclusivity, support and responsiveness.
By doing so, we generate an environment where talents, time and energies are enthusiastically committed.
We generate diverse opportunities for engagement, partnership and mutual benefit.
The faculty believes a culture of community will support a work environment where our faculty and staff are energized and develop creative solutions.
Helping new families in the community
Babies don’t come with instructions, though the faculty’s Karen Benzies and her research team from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute are trying to make challenges for new parents easier.
They are using community-based research to help parents find reliable information.
The research team is assessing the use of a Welcome to Parenthood package as a way to deliver evidence-based information. It will allow parents to comfortably interact with their babies during a time in their infancy when it is crucial to brain development.