Message from the Director

Elizabeth Van Den Kerkhof, DrPH, RN

Phone: 403.440.6553
Learn more about Liz.

Oki (Blackfoot), Aba wathtech (Îyârhe Nakoda), Danit'ada (Tsuut’ina), Tawnshi (Métis). I welcome you with the Treaty 7 languages.

Thank you for your interest in Mount Royal University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.

At no time in our history has midwifery and nursing been more critical to sustaining healthy, functioning societies. We are working to decolonize our programs and address structural considerations in our teaching and learning space.

To ensure we practise these considerations, we developed the School of Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Plan (2022-26) to embed equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility into the vision, mission, and goals, weaving it directly through the core of our work with students, faculty, and staff.

Our purpose is to prepare nurses and midwives who embody cultural humility and demonstrate evidence-informed clinical judgement.

Our vision is to create compassionate and engaged leaders to respond to the ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Our mission is to create a learning environment that values healthy relationships based on strong foundational curricula that are decolonized and respectful of diversity.

As we prepare midwives and nurses that embody our vision, we look to Espoom taah (helper) and Siksika Elder Roy Bear Chief’s words to guide us — “to go forward, we must look back.” We endeavour to learn from our history as we create a future that advances health and well-being and values equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching and learning spaces.

If you want to know more about the School of Nursing and Midwifery, please follow the links on this site. You will find information for current and prospective students, faculty, practising clinicians, community partners, research collaborators, and alumni, and you will learn about our programs, staff and faculty, facilities, and the latest news and announcements.

We invite you to explore our website and reach out if you would like to speak with someone directly. 

Sokapii (all is well),

Liz Van Den Kerkhof