Class Photos

The first nursing courses at the University of Alberta were public health certificate courses offered annually under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine. Starting 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, after approval from the University of Alberta Board of Governors, the School of Nursing offered 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. In 1924, four students were admitted to the five-year BScN program, with three graduating in 1927.

Find composite photos, organized by decade, of those who have graduated from our programs, including:

  • diploma programs (the University of Alberta and the University of Alberta Hospital School of Nursing)
  • baccalaureate programs
  • graduate programs
1980 - 1989