Denetra is the founder of For Nurses By Nurses Productions, a media platform that includes a global health leadership initiative, a digital education center, and film production company. Denetra's work is focused on the development of the future nurse scientist, through a lens of diversity, global health and scientific story-telling.
She is a 22-year Navy Veteran, and a former United States Naval Nurse Corps Officer. Her professional background consists of a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, a Masters in Health Services Administration and Harvard Public Health Review Fellow.
She has experiences in Medical-Surgical, Orthopedics, Post-Anesthesia, Critical Care, Ambulatory Surgical, Clinic Management, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Emergency Management, Medicare-Medicaid, The Joint Commission Regulations, and Education.
Her work is committed to helping bridge the gap of health disparities. Having studied public health and diveristy abroad, Denetra attended a mission trip to Chile and Argentina that allowed her to participate in group think tanks with diverse nursing, medical and public health executives as well as speak on panels to nursing students at the Universidad Finis Terrae and Hospital San Jose, in Santiago Chile.
A Producer of Film, Denetra released her first mini-documentary on the The Black Angels: A Nurse's Story of African American Nurses who risked their lives to care for patients with tuberculosis at Seaview Hospital, when white nurses refused, and there was no cure. Her newly released film, Year of The Nurse and Midwife: A Film Project, is a riveting narrative that gives homage to the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale and the culture of nursing.
The Great Leader
The great leader understands their purpose in life. They are not afraid to share their story, knowing that it is still unfolding. The great leader is a master of a particular craft, they understand the importance of being known for something. But most importantly, the great leader is always learning. They never lose sight of the basics.
I am looking forward to sharing my experiences.
I work with academic institutions, businesses, museums and cultural organizations to help empower their educational needs.
As a Diversity and Inclusion scholar I take pride in offering my services to your committee or board room.
Whether it is nursing science, education, entrepreneurship or filmmaking, it is an honor to share my expertise with your community.