As part of the Faculty of Nursing’s commitment to health-care leadership and innovation, a new Doctor of Nursing program was launched January 2023.
This new program is aimed at developing nurse leaders and innovators with significant leadership experience (minimum of three years) for senior roles in health care and related organizations. Students will be provided with knowledge and skills to advance health systems by designing and implementing innovations and evaluating outcomes.
The Doctor of Nursing is a graduate degree program requiring a work-integrated research project. The online structure of the program will allow students to complete the program with flexibility while continuing to work. The program may be completed in as little as three years.
If you have questions about the Doctor of Nursing program or are interested in making an application, we welcome you to email us today for more information.
Student in first cohort of DN program gives it an A+
Annjanette Ridsdale-Weddell is an Indigenous RN; she shares her experiences in UCalgary Nursing's Doctor of Nursing program
“If you are a senior leader with challenging problems to address in your health-care environment, then the knowledge you will gain throughout the coursework in this degree is priceless! For me, the deciding factor in applying to the DN program versus a PhD program was the focus on obtaining advanced knowledge specific to health-care leadership.”
Director, Health Workforce Strategy, Planning & Analytics for Alberta Health