The Densford Center invites you to draw on the wisdom of these leaders as they discuss their landmark contributions and the dynamics that drove them. These online resources and interviews can be used to inspire and educate individuals in your organizations. 

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School of Nursing Professional Development

As a process, continuing professional development consists of learning activities that add to nurses’ foundational and experiential learning, along with increasing knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and competencies that augment effectiveness in the professional role.

Trends in Education

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is a pioneer in its development of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. With over 25 research projects underway, see examples of how new ideas can impact health care. The School of Nursing DNP website provides further generic description and program development, you may also refer to AACN's website.

The development of a graduate certificate program in Healthcare Design and Innovation will provide an interdisciplinary program that combines the principles of health care design with the application of innovative leadership to achieve optimal healing environments.

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is an RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) funded project with an overall goal to prepare future nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work.

Innovative Strategies Advancing Interprofessional Education to Improve Women's Health

 Katharine J. Densford YouTube Channel

The Densford Center has a YouTube channel!  Here you can find videos of influential Nurse Leaders and other resources, including:

  • Library of Leaders:  Patricia Benner, Marie Manthey, Claire Fagin, Vernice Ferguson, Angela Barron McBride, Margretta Madden Styles, Jeannine Rivet, Jos de Blok
  • Wald Lectures
  • 2012 Summit of Sages
  • Densford Dialogues
  • Educational Resources

Leadership Assessments

Other Resources