Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership Overview

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Our Mission

The Densford Center advances innovative leadership development of nurses and nursing through interprofessional education, research, advocacy, and community engagement. 

Our Vision

Nurses will lead the collaborative transformation of individual, population, global, and planetary health.

Our Values

  • Committing to and engaging in relationships that promote “power with” rather than “power over” others 
  • Collaborating with interprofessional, transdisciplinary, community, and global partners to move toward health equity and improved health for everyone 
  • Honoring different ways of knowing, including personal, cultural, situational, ethical, empirical, and Indigenous knowledge systems 
  • Respecting the dignity and wellbeing of all 
  • Advocating for inclusivity, diversity, equity, and justice 
  • Working from a mindset of abundance rather than scarcity; hope rather than fear 
  • Considering policy implications for all initiatives and actions

News

Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

News from the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

News from the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

(March 2019) News from the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership.

As more baby boomers age, the need for quality end-of-life care – and people to provide it – continues to increase. This growing need also comes with the demand for quality training to prepare providers. To that end, nearly 900 people, including nurses, physicians, chaplains and bereavement counselors, will gather to learn how to best provide end-of-life care.