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Research Opportunities at CRMC

For Athabasca University students:

If you're looking to complete a clinical research project at CRMC, please contact the Clinical Manager by clicking on this link. Make sure to mention the period of your research project as well as your full name and phone number for a call back for instructions.

For students of any other university in Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand:

We currently accept only students from Athabasca University. If you would like to complete a research project at CRMC, you must do the following:

  • Obtain full and unencumbered license with either the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta or the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (we do not consider applicants who are not already on the CRNA or CPSA registers at the time of their application)

  • Ask your studies coordinator to contact the clinical manager via email by clicking on this link and request to start the procedures to create a practicum partnership with CRMC (we only accept enduring partnerships, we do not consider one-off requests)

Professional Doctorate:

Cranston Ridge Medical Clinic supports its medical and nursing staff to apply for and completing the Professional Doctorate - Advanced Practitioner offered by the University of Salford, in the United Kingdom. The doctorate program is currently available only through Accreditation of Prior Education and Learning (APEL) whereby an applicant with a Thesis Master's degree completed within the last 5 years or an applicant with at least a Bachelor's or Professional First degree and recent research work may apply for accreditation of completed courses toward the ProfD program while competing a research project through the University of Salford.

The doctorate program runs for 3 to 3.5 years and is available to nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and social workers. It can be completed entirely online and unlike US-based online doctoral degrees, residence in the UK is not necessary. British doctoral degrees are accepted throughout the British Commonwealth (including Canada), in the United States of America, as well as in continental Europe, and various other countries. However, in North America, it is recommended to have them formally recognized via the World Education Services (Canada or USA).

On completion of the program, the following title will be awarded:

Professional Doctorate - Advanced Practitioner


If you are training to become a Nurse Practitioner in your country and wish to apply to our clinic for an elective placement, you may want to familiarize yourself with the Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners and relative legislation in Alberta as this may be significantly different from the jurisdiction of your University. In Canada, Nurse Practitioners enjoy one of the widest scopes of practice in the world that is unmatched in other jurisdictions of the British Commonwealth and the United States, and it is de facto comparable to that of a physician.

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