Quick Facts

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is one of the largest nursing education institutions in the country and unique as the only Canadian member of the National Hartford Centers for Gerontological Nursing Excellence. We are one of only a few Canadian institutions to offer a full-range of undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Programs

Our 2015/16 enrolment includes 1,497 undergraduate students (all programs), 97 Master of Nursing students and 74 doctoral students.

Undergraduate

Our undergraduate programs include:

  • A Collaborative Undergraduate BScN Program involving a partnership with Grande Prairie Regional College, McEwan College, Keyano College, and Red Deer College has operated since 1997
  • Opportunites for RPNs to achieve a BScN degree
  • An After Degree BScN Program that was initiated in Fall 2002; the Camrose-based After Degree Program started in Spring 2006
  • A Bilingual BScN Nursing Program that was initiatied in Fall 2004 and is offered in collaboration with Faculté Saint-Jean
  • A Nursing Honors Program that is available for high-achieving undergraduate students

Graduate Programs

  • We implemented the first Master of Nursing program in western Canada in 1975
  • Our faculty is among the first in the country to offer fully online PhD studies
  • In 1991, we began the first fully-funded Nursing PhD program in Canada

Faculty

We currently have 43 tenure-track faculty members, 45 faculty lecturers, and approximately 97 sessional lecturers. In the 2015/16 fiscal year, our faculty members received 22 research grant awards and had 115 active research projects.

We have three funded research chairs:

Our faculty have won multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial and national level, including: