Densford Center hosts parallel event during UN Commission on the Status of Women

February 20, 2024

NGO CSW forum

The Katharine J. Densford Center for International Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing was selected to host a parallel event during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) Forum.

The parallel event will involve a panel of faculty offering a virtual presentation on Innovative Strategies Advancing Interprofessional Education to Improve Women's Health on March 20 at 11:30 a.m. Associate Professor Anne Chevalier McKechnie, PhD, RN, will moderate this expert panel spotlighting faculty work through short presentations and a focused discussion on how novel simulation methods, like virtual reality, high-fidelity and interprofessional simulations, can foster student learning and application of assessment skills, critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and ethical/cultural sensitivity. 

Panelists include:

  • Camille Brown, PhD, RN, PHN, assistant professor and public health nurse with a dedication to interdisciplinary research and practice
  • Cynthia Bradley, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, assistant professor and director of simulation
  • Anne Woll, MS, University of Minnesota M Simulation education director and current PhD student
  • Maria Ruud, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, clinical associate professor and nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health 
  • Carrie Neerland, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM, assistant professor, certified nurse-midwife and public health nurse
  • Stephanie Delkoski, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, clinical associate professor and nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health 
  • Angelica Walton, DNP, RN, CCRN, clinical assistant professor, Reiki Master, and yoga teacher who has a focus in diverse global healing practices and a dedication to community wellbeing

The UN Commission on the Status of Women is the principal intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The Densford Center has associate member status in the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). This membership brings the School of Nursing to the table to engage in policy and action at the international level. Parallel events such as this, organized outside the formal program of the session of the commission, provide an opportunity for member states, UN entities and NGOs to discuss themes of the commission.

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Steve Rudolph
School of Nursing