UCalgary Nursing Strategic Plan 2021-24

UCalgary Nursing Strategic Plan



Nursing excellence through leadership, innovation and resilience

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Student Experience

We cultivate an environment where students develop confident and resilient
identities as nurses, health advocates and change agents.

Faculty Culture

We foster an engaged culture of learning and development so we may become more resilient as individuals and as an organization within our community.

Core Values


We recognize and respect diversity, engaging within our differences and striving for all to feel valued and supported.


We foster a supportive environment that upholds personal dignity through interactions characterized by integrity and courtesy.


We seek to understand and respond to the needs and suffering of humanity through action-oriented caring.


We think creatively and act with commitment and integrity
even when it is difficult.


We focus, individually and collectively, on promoting all
aspects of health in our work, study and personal lives.

Foundational Commitments

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship

We lead the generation of research and scholarship to improve and innovate nursing education, health outcomes and systems transformation.

Quality and breadth of learning

Quality and breadth of learning

We deliver resiliency-informed experiential programs that develop the future leaders and innovators of the discipline and nursing practice.

Community engagement

Community engagement

We engage with local and global communities to develop sustainable relationships for mutual benefit and increased resiliency.

Featured News

National student nursing conference coming to Alberta in January

UCalgary Nursing student heads up conference as coordinator and promises career-altering sessions for attendees

International student from Ecuador leads by example for other nursing students

Q&A with Term 7 UCalgary Nursing student Fernando Bejar Saona, grad committee co-chair

Undergrad utilizes nursing skills in the backcountry on adaptive wilderness adventure

Final term student Ella Hasselback on her Rockwall Trail adventure this past summer with CRIS Adaptive

Alumni nurse works in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and remote nursing stations up in northern Canada

Alida Fernhout, BN’04 loves the variety and flexibility in her nursing career and humanitarian work that have taken her abroad to Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan

Class of 2023: Growing number of grads cross convocation stage after completing Graduate Certificates in Advance Nursing

Flexibility of certificate program allows more nurses to acquire specialized skills

Major Milestones

Review progress to date and upcoming events