Faculty & Staff

Marg Olfert, EdD, RN


Academic Title: Associate Professor
Administrative Title: Assistant to the Chair, Workload and Practice Experience

Office: Y231A
Email: molfert@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.6081


EdD, University of Calgary
MN, University of Saskatchewan
BScN, University of Saskatchewan
Diploma in Nursing, Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Marg completed her undergraduate nursing diploma from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST, now Saskatchewan Polytechnic), her bachelor and master degrees of nursing from the University of Saskatchewan, and her doctor of education from the University of Calgary. Marg has a professional background in adult surgical nursing, critical care, and cardiology. She also has experience in nursing education, nursing education administration, and nursing regulation. Her areas of interest in research are in interprofessional education, licensure examination support, community development, nursing history, and collaborative nursing programs. Marg’s other professional interests include policy development and collaborative practice. Marg joined the Mount Royal University School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2014, and has taught courses in all years of the bachelor of nursing program, in the areas of health promotion, professional practice, alterations in health, and leadership trends and issues. In 2021, Marg took on the role of Assistant to the Chair, Workload and Practice Experience.

Areas of Instruction

  • Nursing assessment and health promotion assessmnt
  • Nursing leadership
  • Coordination of practicum
Areas of Scholarship
  • Nursing history
  • Preparation for nursing licensure examinations
  • Older adults and community connection

Selected Publications

Jakubec, S., Olfert, M., Choi, L., Dawe, N. & Sheehan, D. (accepted). Understanding Belonging and Community Connection for Seniors Living in the Suburbs. Urban Planning.

Selected Presentations

Carter-Snell, C., Quance, M., Olfert, M., Bouma, J., Nordstrom, P, & Price, P. (2018, February). Assessing Nursing Students’ Preparedness for NCLEX-RN. Paper presented at the Western North-western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference, Calgary, Alberta.

Russell, H., Olfert, M., Zettel, S., Stefura, J., Patey, M., Choi, L., & Underwood, M. (2017, October). Seeing beyond the walls of institutions, disciplines, and traditional pedagogy: Nursing and respiratory therapy students catching a glimpse of professional identity in the context of peer learning. Paper presented at the Collaborating Across Borders Conference, Banff, Alberta.

Olfert, M. (2017, September). What is the place of a nursing education program through 50 years of innovation and change: 1967-2017? Paper accepted for the American Association for the History of Nursing Conference, Rochester, New York.