Doctor of Nursing (DN), UCalgary Nursing

Doctor of Nursing (DN)

As part of the Faculty of Nursing’s commitment to leadership and innovation, a new Doctor of Nursing program will be launched in January 2023 with a focus on healthcare leadership and innovation.

This new program is aimed at developing nurse leaders and innovators with significant leadership experience (minimum of three years) for senior roles in healthcare and related organizations. Students will be provided with knowledge and skills to advance health systems by designing and implementing innovations and evaluating outcomes.

The program may be completed in as little as three years.

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.

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. You will be notified when applications are open.

Program Structure

  • Online Delivery – Synchronous and Asynchronous
  • Complete 7 core courses
  • Prepare and successfully defend thesis
  • Expected completion time is 3 years. Maximum completion time is 6 years.

Course Work

  • NURS 741 – Leading Innovation and Transformation
  • NURS 742 – Technology and Healthcare Information
  • NURS 743 – The Business of Healthcare
  • NURS 744 – Health Policy and Advocacy
  • NURS 745 – Innovation, Improvement and Implementation Science
  • NURS 746 – Seminar 1 – Project Development
  • NURS 747 – Seminar 2 – Knowledge Mobilization

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to qualified students in line with the University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity initiatives. For information on awards, see the Awards and Financial Assistance section of this Calendar.

Still have questions? Contact the Graduate Programs Office