Quality and breadth of learning

Quality and Breadth of Learning

Where we are

  • Traditional curriculum/delivery model
  • Accredited by Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)
  • Renewed focus on mental health and wellness
  • Striving towards better work-life integration for faculty, staff and students
  • Leveraging technology to provide tangible improvement in quality of learning while gaining efficiencies (Clinical Simulation Learning Centre [CSLC] and technology-enabled learning environments)
  • Responding to community needs (e.g. stackable certificate in oncology, development of DN degree)
  • Best-in-class resources at UCalgary around teaching and learning (Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning)

Where we are going

  • Increasing use of blended learning and flexible delivery options
  • Designing bold, innovative, future-focused programs (both undergraduate and graduate) where we fully utilize technology to enhance learning (CSLC and virtual learning)
  • Increasing accessibility to learning (not geographically bound)
  • Enhancing the education-practice connection
  • Integrating experiential learning with innovative clinical placements and real-world grand challenges
  • Integrating inter-professional education (IPE) more comprehensively and systematically
  • Establishing a suite of global learning experiences

How we will get there

  • Supporting people to mobilize resources and structures to optimize learning (e.g. faculty development, learning technology)
  • Renewing our graduate and undergraduate programs to be flexible and to meet the needs of our learners, our communities and the discipline
  • Building resilience at all levels (individual, organizational, community)
  • Exploring novel pathways to attract diverse types of learners
  • Establishing robust mechanisms for program evaluation that enables continuous improvement in our educational programs
  • Fostering reciprocal relationships with the community that inform our programs and support our learners and in turn, enhance community health and wellbeing

Living the Plan - Quality and Breadth of Learning

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

Class of 2023: Cree nurse finds voice as advocate for Indigenous leadership in health care

Cindy Myo brings new skills gained from graduate certificates into her acute care practice as Edmonton RN

Flex Friday: Kristi-Anne Wingert

Flex Friday is brought to you by your VP Communications, Undergraduate Nursing Society to showcase the excellence of our undergraduate nursing students at UCalgary

UCalgary Nursing ranks sixth in Maclean's annual rankings

Maclean releases results of 20 top-ranking schools for nursing programs in Canada