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Legacy of Leadership

In her words ~ Dr. Greta Cummings

“Nurses are expected to hit the ground running when they graduate and to step into leadership roles much more quickly than in the past. That expectation puts an extra onus on us, as educators, to ensure that our graduates have leadership skills, and they have opportunities to test out their leadership skills during their education program.” 


Professor Greta G. Cummings, Dean at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Nursing, on August 15, 2017.
Credit: John Ulan

“Whether it’s here on campus or in the communities where they work, Our Alumni can play a key role! Many of them can — and I hope will — be mentors and preceptors for our students as they work through their program.

In addition to supporting our students philanthropically through things like scholarships, our alumni can also engage with us in terms of sharing their advice and perspectives on what we are doing in our programs, and how it translates in the real world to clinical nursing.”




2nd Century Fund ~ supporting student education

In continuing our reputation for innovation the Faculty of Nursing 2nd Century Fund will provide educational advantages to support the preparation of our students in becoming nursing leaders that make a difference.

Support the 2nd Century Fund and impact the future of nursing at the University of Alberta, a recognized international leader in nursing education.

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Faculty of Nursing ~ Celebrating 100 years of Nursing Education in Alberta

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is a leading institution in nursing education. We are part of a research intensive institution and one of the six canadian institutions to offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our alumni can be found in leadership roles across the country.

Our achievements include:

  • 9 Alumni have been awarded the Order of Canada for their contributions to Nursing.
  • 1975 – we established the first Masters in Nursing program bring graduate level education to the province.
  • 1991 – we established the first fully funded PhD program.
  • 2008 – we established the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bilingual Program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Honours Program.

Join us in 2018 for a year of celebration!