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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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... Learn More

Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series embodies Betty Irene Moore’s vision and hope for nurses to lead within their teams, organizations and communities, with the ultimate goal of improving the experience and outcomes of patient care. Through personal experience, Betty recognized that nurses play a critical role in providing safe, high-quality patient care and outcomes. They are caregivers, mentors, teachers and researchers; and they provide 95 percent of direct patient care in hospitals. This recognition gave rise to the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, with building leadership skills in nurses as one of its main strategies.

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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. Click here to link to the School of Nursing DNP website; for 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.

QSENQuality 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.

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