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(Oct. 2017) Dan Pesut, director of the Densford Center, delivered the keynote address at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning annual conference.

(Oct. 2016) The Katherine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership hosted a Next System Project teach-in April 27, 2016, in partnership with the Minnesota Next System Community. Dialogues continued in the months of June, August and September.

One of the goals of the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership is to 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. Part of this competency and confidence is discerning the difference between being in the business of nursing and on the business of nursing.

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.

Upcoming events

Sunday, April 8, 2018
1:00pm to 5:00pm
DoubleTree By Hilton - Bloomington Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Past events

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
11:15am to 1:15pm

Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center
School of Nursing: Weaver Densford Hall 4-130
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm

4th Floor, Weaver-Densford Hall Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center UMN


Tuesday, August 4, 2015
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Minnesota Hospital Association
2550 University Ave W
Suite 350-South
St. Paul MN 55114


Wednesday, September 23, 2015
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center
4-130 Weaver-Densford Hall
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Thursday, September 24, 2015
8:00am to 5:00pm

Hilton Minneapolis