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


Two prestigious Canadian Nurses Association Awards recognize nursing professors

Dr. Nicole Letourneau receives the 2020 Jeanne Mance Award and Dr. Sandra Davidson the Order of Merit Award in Nursing Education...

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Nursing students embrace virtual tools for paediatric and perinatal clinical projects

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New graduate program offerings enhance opportunities to reach learners where they are

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