Leadership for nursing excellence

Leadership is not necessarily a formal position of authority, but an emerging capacity for people in all roles and at every system level

We are pursuing

Leadership capacity-building for students, faculty, staff and partners in education, research and practice

Key areas of focus

  • Enrichment opportunities for students as our next generation leaders
  • Opportunities for staff and faculty to pursue leadership development
  • Collaboration within the health system to develop and support nursing leadership 

How will we accomplish this goal?

The widespread interest in leadership development across the university indicates an exciting shift in campus culture, recognizing that our best talents are evoked when we draw on our personal leadership competencies.

Many resources for leadership development already exist on our campus; learning, adapting and adopting existing opportunities will be an important first step for this initiative.

The Dean’s Administrative Team will consult with students, faculty, staff and alumni as they lead this initiative. Additional resources will be committed to leadership development during the period of this strategic plan and additional funds will be sought to sustain targeted initiatives for the future.

Living the plan

UN Peace Summit

UN peace summit shows students a future as nursing leaders in global health

Four Faculty of Nursing students — two undergraduate, two graduate — have returned from a life-changing conference in Thailand with a mission to change the world — or at least their part of it.

The inaugural United Nations Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders, held in November in Bangkok, was designed to equip young leaders from all over the world to be champions of peace. 

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Faculty launches Stackable Certificate MN Program

Faculty launches Stackable Certificate MN Program

The graduate certificates in Advanced Nursing Practice I and II are designed to provide advanced nursing practice knowledge and practical experience for registered nurses who wish to acquire specialized skills.

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President of Canadian Nurses Association talks about leadership at 2017 Schumacher Lecture

President of Canadian Nurses Association talks about leadership at 2017 Schumacher Lecture

Alumna Barb Shellian, BN’79, MN’83 delivers inspiring talk about leadership at the 2017 Marguerite Schumacher Memorial Alumni Lecture.

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Leadership development for students

Leadership development for students

Leadership and Student Engagement (LSE) is dedicated to providing all University of Calgary students with the opportunity to develop their leadership identities. 

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