“I completed my Post Diploma Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Calgary six years ago and this experience encouraged me to return for my Masters and Doctoral studies. Returning for my graduate studies has given me opportunities to study with leading international scholars in the field of addiction studies, practice and narrative methodology.
“The strategic emphasis on research in the Faculty of Nursing is supported by the membership of the faculty. Nursing students who come to the University of Calgary are taught and supervised by world-class professors in research, in a research-intensive environment. As a result, graduate students are learning and developing advanced practice in the context of cutting-edge clinical and academic work. Graduates are therefore well equipped to become leaders in their chosen areas of practice.
“I chose the University of Calgary because the Faculty of Nursing has strong links to the professional community in Calgary and works specifically to address some of the most important needs in our local community, such as homelessness, the provision of care for sick children and working with vulnerable populations. I am proud to be connected to the University of Calgary.” – Jackie Smith, RN, PhD
“I chose the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary for my graduate training because of the institutional commitments to advance the frontiers of nursing knowledge. As part of the Eyes High initiative, the University of Calgary is committed to becoming one Canada’s top five research universities and is prioritizing investments in developing exceptional researchers. Within the Faculty of Nursing, this translates into creating supportive learning environments for graduate students in terms of providing physical, personnel and social supports and resources.
“In addition to having unique and well-respected expertise in a variety of topics, faculty members recognize and support the unique challenges experienced by nursing graduate students, many of whom teach in the undergraduate program or continue work in clinical practice, as well as care for families. Beyond the interesting and relevant graduate classes, the research office staff are available to fine-tune graduate students’ research and writing skills over and beyond their coursework.
“The Faculty of Nursing works hard to build and maintain links with the larger Calgary community, which fosters opportunities for graduate students to have sustainable and real-world impact in improving the health and well-being of Canadians. Together with the faculty members and graduate program staff, Faculty of Nursing graduate students work together to build a supportive community while striving for excellence in achieving research and educational goals.” - Elizabeth Keys, RN, BN, BSc, CCHN(C), PhD student
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