DNP Summit

2020 DNP Summit Series

DNPs Leading and Caring in Crisis

As we learned over the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to have strong, driven, and adaptive leaders who guide their nurses and health care professionals during times of crisis. Hear from three nurse leaders who share the same values for leading and enacting positive change for the modern world of health care.

placSharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP

Clare Dennison Lecture: DNP Toolkit: Critical Competencies for Leading and Caring in Crisis

1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16

Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP , Associate Professor, and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Delaware, School of Nursing

E. Kate Valcin, MS, RN, CNL, CCRN-K, NEA-BC

Hitting the Ground Running: DNP Preparation Meets Global Pandemic

1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 

E. Kate Valcin, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BC, CNL , Director of Adult Critical Care Nursing, Strong Memorial Hospital


Crisis and DNP Opportunity: Practice and Policy during COVID

1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30

April Kapu, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP , Associate Nursing Officer, VUMC Advanced Practice
Director, Office of Advanced Practice
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Assistant in Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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3 Contact Hours are available for the 2020 DNP Summit webinar series. 

The University of Rochester Center for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.