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Welcome to the Faculty of Nursing

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Faculty of Nursing contributes to the province through leadership and excellence in nursing education, research and innovation, and practice through high quality programming and active involvement of faculty and students in communities locally, nationally and internationally. Our faculty and staff are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students, the nursing profession and health of our communities.

Our mission is to generate, advance and disseminate knowledge for excellence in nursing education, research, and practice; and prepare outstanding graduates who are leaders in wellness promotion and illness prevention. We pride ourselves in preparing exemplary graduates through the integration of theory, research and practice in clinical settings and within a state-of-the-art simulation facility, the Learning Resource Centre, allowing students to practice newly learned skills and use critical thinking in real life scenarios. Our students are prepared to become reflective practitioners, advocates, educators and professional leaders grounded in the philosophy of Primary Health Care and global citizenship. Our graduates contribute meaningfully to the nursing profession and our communities through evidence-based practice and scholarship.

Our vision is to achieve recognition locally, nationally and internationally for excellence in nursing education, research and practice. We nurture strong partnerships provincially, regionally, nationally and internationally and inculcate in students the importance of sharing generously their knowledge and expertise. Our faculty and students have a shared commitment to demonstrate leadership and responsiveness to health needs, diversity and cultural values of those we are privileged to serve. UPEI Faculty of Nursing is a strong voice within the health community and in public policy development, serving our Island community and beyond.

Our values reflect respect, excellence and collaboration allowing us to achieve the best possible quality in our educational programs and responding to the needs of our students in a changing society and global environment. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and support each other and our students to be creative in our approach to teaching-learning and practice, while fostering a climate of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking.

With a continued focus on People—Excellence—Impact, the UPEI Faculty of Nursing stands for service to others. Our faculty, staff and students pride in being life-long learners. In my role as Dean, I have the pleasure of meeting with students, faculty, staff and alumni and I am always delighted to see their commitment and passion. It is also a joy to hear from our health care industry partners and stakeholders how much they appreciate our graduates. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our programs.


Gulrose Jiwani, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor
UPEI Faculty of Nursing 

The Faculty of Nursing offers two undergraduate programs: 

About Dr. Gulrose Jiwani

Dr. Gulrose Jiwani holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, a Master of Nursing degree specializing in psychiatry and mental health from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) from the University of Windsor. She is a Magnuson Scholar from the prestigious Warren G. Magnuson Institute for Biomedical Research and Health Professions Training, University of Washington, USA.

She has held executive leadership positions in government and health sciences settings, and practiced as a clinical nurse specialist in mental health, addictions, forensic and oncology settings. She has extensive experience in health and social policy development, strategic planning, system redesign and managing complex projects. She brings teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level studies, and lectures internationally in the areas of policy decision making, leadership development, research and reducing health, social and economic disparities and eliminating poverty. She is Affiliate Assistant Professor with the School of Nursing, University of Washington.

Dr. Jiwani began her six-year term as Dean and Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island on June 1, 2016. She is passionate about educating stellar graduates and nursing leaders who can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. She is proud to call PEI her home and was recently appointed to the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Poverty Reduction Advisory Council.  

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