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

Class of 2024: Nursing doctoral researcher examines impact of medical assistance in dying on hospice nurses

Jennifer Dorman (PhD’24, BN’07, BA’04) aims to improve end-of-life education, policy and care for patients and their families

Hackathon encourages digital health solutions from graduate students in nursing and engineering

Community partner Dr. Barrie Strafford Centre for Learning Innovation and Quality to offer seed funding and mentorship for successful project

Nursing students to present art-based caregiver intervention project in Toronto

Second-year undergraduate nursing students take project with Alzheimer Society of Calgary to Community Health Nursing conference in April

Flex Friday: Mercy Ofiuvwo

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

Flex Friday: Mike Richards

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 announces new undergraduate curriculum for Fall 2024

Four years of planning has led to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree