Alberta aims at boosting number of nursing instructors, graduates

June 4, 2009

The Alberta government has launched a $4.6-million program called the Clinical Teaching Collaborative to help existing nurses become instructors, thereby boosting the number of clinical placements available to undergraduate nursing students completing clinical courses at southern Alberta hospitals. The initiative, involving the University of Calgary, Mount Royal College, and Bow Valley College, hopes to produce 300 clinical instructors over the next 3 years. The province hopes to increase the number of nursing students in Alberta from the current figure of 1,350 to 2,000 by 2012. uCalgary News | Calgary Sun