Why Apply

Excellence in Teaching and Research

  • The UAlberta Faculty of Nursing is a recognized leader in teaching and research in Canada and internationally.
  • Our professors have received multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial, and national levels, and many are also the authors or co-authors of textbooks being used by nursing schools across Canada. 
  • Faculty members are leaders in nursing research and you will study in an environment where it is possible to become involved in the development of new nursing knowledge.
  • Our undergraduate programs use innovative, evidence-based teaching approaches.
  • Our students receive hands-on laboratory experiences throughout the program using advanced learning methods and equipment, including cutting-edge patient simulation technology.
  • Clinical placements throughout our programs allow students to put theory and skills into practice in a variety of hospital and community health care settings.
  • Our undergraduate education prepares students well to continue on to graduate studies, and we offer Master and PhD programs in nursing

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

  • As of late 2011, Faculty of Nursing labs, offices, and most classes are situated in the new Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) on campus.   
  • The building is home to departments and student groups from six of the university's health science Faculties and is designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction.
  • ECHA has over 3400 student seats, state-of-the-art simulation labs, several student common areas and study spaces, and is built to silver specifications on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Unique Opportunities

  • We offer a range of undergraduate programs to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, including an Honors Program (one of only a few honors nursing programs in Canada) and a Bilingual Program.   
  • Our Global Nursing Office facilitates student opportunities for international experiences and to learn about global citizenship as it relates to nursing practice.
  • Our Aboriginal nursing initiatives engage students and faculty in community projects that promote the health of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
  • Our students study in interdisciplinary learning environments with other health science students.
  • We offer a fast-track option for students to graduate early and the opportunities to participate in paid internships.