What does DPEN do?
DPEN and the UW School of Nursing are preparing dementia-expert registered nurses who are ready to practice to the full scope of their training in any clinical setting. With training from DPEN, they’ll be able to assume leadership roles in primary, palliative, and long-term care, home health, and related organizations.
DPEN does this in 4 main ways:
1. Educating future clinicians
- Every UW SoN student
- Neurocognitive scholars in nursing
- Excellence in long-term care
- Training interprofessional healthcare students
2. Training practicing nurses
- Intensive dementia-focused training for practicing registered nurses
3. Supporting care partners
- Preparing healthcare providers for complex medical management in dementia
- Creating care partner support materials
4. Increasing visibility of dementia-nurses
- Queen Silvia Nursing Award
- Dementia and Palliative Education Network Summit