Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

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The Densford Center promotes the development of nursing leadership capacity through program offerings, coaching, consulting and organizational development services that enhance nurses’ knowledge, skills and abilities to navigate complexity and lead successfully in academic and health care organizations.

The Densford Center is a resource, catalyst, and incubator for creativity, innovation and quality improvement in health care. Programs and services of the center are organized to assist health care leaders in achieving the triple aim of improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care. In addition the Densford Center supports nurse leaders in effectively implementing the Affordable Care Act while driving toward innovation in nursing education, practice and research.

Programs and services of the center are aligned with the following goals and objectives:

  • Convene and connect communities of practice, learning and research to create a desired 21st century health care future.
  • Educate, coach and build the competency and confidence of nurse leaders to understand themselves, to motivate teams and to transfer nursing wisdom to the next generation of leaders.
  • Inspire innovation in nursing education, practice and research through the application of complexity science and design thinking principles that influence systems transformation, and supports creativity and quality improvements in health care.
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  • Last modified on October 6, 2014