The University of Calgary is offering a Doctor of Nursing program to help prepare registered nurses and other healthcare professionals build the leadership skills they need to tackle senior roles in healthcare. The three-year, thesis-based program covers systems innovation, program evaluation, and quality assurance. It is also offered online so that students can continue working while studying. UCalgary states that the program is one of the first of its kind in Canada, and that it was created without a guiding curriculum framework. “We have created a strong program that includes the principles of health-care innovation, understanding the context in which innovation occurs, change management and use of technology in health care,” said UCalgary graduate programs associate dean Dr. Kathryn King-Shier. UCalgary| Calgary Sun Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.