The Faculty of Nursing is located on the first and second floors of the Professional Faculties Building on the main campus of the University of Calgary. The Faculty houses a Clinical Simulation Learning Centre which is designed as an interactive environment to advance excellence in Nursing. Within it, the acquisition of knowledge and skills is facilitated through a variety of resources which link nursing education, practice and research. A multi-media laboratory is also available for student use.
Courses in the Faculty of Nursing may be provided through computer based education, independent self-study and distance learning modalities as well as by the more usual classroom and clinical teaching strategies.
Nursing is a practice based profession. Clinical courses or "practice of nursing" courses occur in each term beginning in Winter of first year. Students complete their clinical experiences in a variety of institutional and community settings, including rural and urban centres, with a variety of client populations. Examples of facilities and agencies utilized by the Faculty of Nursing include: Alberta Children's Hospital, Alberta Hospital Ponoka, Alexandra Community Health Centre, Calgary Correctional Centre, Calgary Health Services, Claresholm Hospital, Colonel Belcher Hospital, Foothills Hospital, Home Care, High River Hospital, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview Hospital, Stoney Tribal Health Centre, Strathmore Public Health Unit, Wood's Homes, etc. Many other community health agencies contribute in a variety of ways to the programs of the Faculty of Nursing. Out of region and international placements are arranged on an individual basis.