The first nursing courses at the University of Alberta were public health certificate courses were offered annually under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine, beginning in 1918. These courses were offered to graduates of hospital nurse training programs who wished to enter the new field of public health.
In 1923, the University of Alberta Board of Governors approved a School of Nursing offering two very different programs for entry to nursing practice. One was a three-year, hospital-based diploma program. The other was a five-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program. The first students were admitted to the hospital-based diploma program in October, 1923. Four students were admitted to the five-year BScN program in 1924, with three graduating in 1927.
Organized by decade, below you can find composite photos of those who have graduated from our programs, including:
- Diploma programs (both the University of Alberta and the University of Alberta Hospital School of Nursing)
- Baccalaureate programs
- Graduate programs