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About UCQ

The University of Calgary's Faculty of Nursing is renowned in Canada for its excellence in clinical practice and family health care. Our nursing students in Qatar are educated to the same Canadian standards and receive the same credentials as students at the Calgary campus.

UCQ is at the forefront of health promotion and disease prevention in Qatar. While educating the future nurses of Qatar, we will engage individuals, families and communities in activities designed to enhance family capacity to attain and improve health. Our nursing students and graduates will practice in the community, in primary health centres, in clinics and schools in addition to acute care hospitals. Our program exemplifies a vision of modern nursing that develops graduates who deliver evidence-based health care and are strong critical thinkers and change agents, whose focus is the entire family.

Vision & Mission

Vision: The University of Calgary in Qatar will be the model for excellence in international nursing education, practice, and scholarship.

Mission: The University of Calgary in Qatar enriches health and wellness in Qatar by educating and developing world-class nurses.



Our conduct reflects our belief in inclusivity and acceptance of diversity within an environment that supports cultural safety. We are committed to caring for the physical, natural, and social environment and to fostering a healthy and safe community that recognizes the diverse needs of all we serve.


Our engagements are conducted with openness, honesty, and transparency. We are socially and financially accountable for our actions to our stakeholders: students, staff, faculty, sponsors, partners, and the public.


Our actions reflect our belief that every person has the right to live and work in an environment free from prejudice and intolerance. We promote and embrace a culture of diversity and social justice.


Our relationships are defined by a culture of collaboration and a shared commitment to the achievement of common goals. We practice and promote proactive communications among and between individuals, teams, and departments, and with our sponsors, partners, and other organizations in the community.


Our endeavours are accomplished within an environment that fosters and encourages curiosity and creativity. We distinguish ourselves through continuous development, self-directed learning, and ever-evolving professionalism, and we support each other to achieve our highest ambitions.

Programs of Study

The University of Calgary in Qatar offers a flexible, innovative, Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of a rewarding nursing career.  Throughout the program, students are provided with a sound theoretical base and supervised clinical experience in a variety of nursing practice settings.

The University of Calgary in Qatar offers the following programs including two routes towards a Bachelor of Nursing (BN) degree:

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