In this time of health-care transformation, nursing leadership is critical to creating the preferred future.
Our strategic plan underpins all our initiatives that support and strengthen nursing education, research and practice. Our faculty members are front-line providers, administrators, researchers – all with the knowledge and skill to educate today and tomorrow’s registered nurses.
If you are considering joining us as an undergraduate or graduate student, know that you join a community of more than 1,000 students and more than 8,000 alumni who are current and future leaders, each in their own way. Education is at the core of all we do and I am especially proud of our focus on the student experience and how we strive to create powerful and meaningful learning experiences in classroom, lab/simulation and practice settings.
I am also proud of our contributions to Canadian nursing research. We are shoulder to shoulder with other research intensive institutions focused on creating meaningful and relevant research to promote the health of Canadians and our global neighbors.
As a relatively new dean (August 2018), I am particularly excited to see our Faculty developing capacity for and influence in health-care innovation. We are situated in Canada’s most enterprising city and within the University of Calgary with its strong ethos of entrepreneurship. This provides many opportunities to highlight nursing’s leadership role in health-care transformation through innovation, research, inter-professional partnerships and entrepreneurial thinking. I am especially excited about the concept of the entrepreNurse, an expanding movement centred on how nurses are uniquely qualified to be the change agents in global health care.
Whether you are considering joining us as a student, staff or faculty member, looking to reconnect as an alumnus or engaging as a current member of our community, I invite you to continue to explore nursing.
Dr. Sandra Davidson, PhD, RN
Dean, Faculty of Nursing
Headshot photo by Erick Nhan