National Nursing Week

Celebrating our nursing leaders.

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Marking National Nursing Week

From May 8 - 14, 2023, The Faculty of Nursing recognizes our inspiring alumni and our current and future nursing leaders, and we celebrate the deep tradition of research and academic excellence here at the #1 faculty in Canada and #5 in the world. 

See the dean's message marking National Nursing Week

U of A nursing ranked among best in the world

The University of Alberta is the top institution in Canada for nursing. Nursing has continually climbed the QS rankings over the past few years, moving from 17th in the world in 2018 to 9th in 2022 to 5th in 2023.

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Virtual visit program helps people living with dementia in care homes connect with family and friends

A facilitated video call program developed by U of A Nursing professor Hannah O'Rourke aims to help address social isolation and loneliness for people living with dementia in care homes.

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Adolescents missed vital vaccines during COVID-19 school closures: study

Shannon Macdonald and her research team found that rates of routine immunizations in grades 6 and 9 dropped sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are calling for extra measures to ensure students are protected against HPV and meningitis.

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Two nursing students embrace leadership and advocacy in new roles with CNSA

Vice-president Jingyi He and president Eyasu Yakob look forward to building awareness of the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association and improving the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds.

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Living well — and dying well — with schizophrenia

Researcher Tanya Park pushes for better palliative care for people with chronic mental health conditions.

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Promoting Indigenous Wellness

Jesse Alook, ’19 BScN, ’22 MPH, health promotion facilitator with the Alberta Health Services’ Indigenous Wellness Core, winner of the Robert Wood Johnson Award.

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The Heart of a Woman

Females comprise 51 per cent of the population, but cardiovascular research aimed at them is almost non-existent. Colleen Norris is changing that.

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New research-backed tools ready to support parents in navigating COVID-19 pandemic

Videos and infographics provide information on vaccines, caring for a child with COVID-19 and easing children back into activities.

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Nursing grad brings vital skills to the workplace

Jodi-Ann Robinson-Perry is uniquely qualified for her role as an occupational health nurse thanks to her training and life experience.

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Nursing students in Canada need more education about digital health: study

This is a critical core competency that nurses must have,” says researcher Manal Klieb.

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‘These are really badass people’: Nursing grad finds her calling in caring

How one student found her voice as an advocate for patients and other nurses.

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