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Denetra is the founder of For Nurses By Nurses Productions, a media platform that includes a 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, public 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 HPHR Journal Fellow.( Formerly Harvard Public Health Review)

 

Her work is committed to helping bridge the gap of health disparities.  Having studied public health and diversity 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. Additionally, she was a guest speaker to nursing students at the Universidad Finis Terrae and Hospital San Jose, in Santiago Chile.

In 2019, Denetra released her first mini-documentary, The Black Angels: A Nurse's Story. The story of African American Nurses who risked their lives to care for patients with tuberculosis in the 1940's, at Seaview Hospital, when white nurses refused, and there was no cure.

 

She has since produced multiple films to include, Year of The Nurse and Midwife: A Film Project, Racism in Nursing: The African American Nursing Experience and her current project, The Dixie 3: A Story on Civil Rights in Nursing.

Denetra is an extremely sought after KeyNote Speaker.

Leading Through Nursing Science

"Nursing science serves healthcare on many levels. In its highest echelon of nursing research it has the ability to make the most impact and positive change.  Furthermore, I believe that we must empower diversity in this role if we are to continue to be an integral part in national and global health.  Nursing science is the foundation for everything that I do.  It is woven in every aspect of my work."

 

                                                                                                                           - Denetra

KeyNote

Whether it is nursing science, education, entrepreneurship or filmmaking, it is an honor to share my expertise with your community.

Filmmaker

I work with academic institutions, businesses, museums and cultural organizations to help empower their educational needs.

Board Member

As a Diversity and Inclusion scholar I take pride in offering my services to your committee or board room.

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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Film Screen/Guest Speaker

VCU

VCU

Film Screen/Guest Speaker

UCLA

UCLA

Film Screen/Guest Speaker

Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins

Film Screen/Guest Speaker

Rochester Regional Health

Rochester Regional Health

KeyNote Speaker

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

Film Screen/Guest Speaker

Yale University

Yale University

Guest Speaker

United States Navy

United States Navy

Guest Speaker

Marquette University

Marquette University

Guest Speaker

Adelphi University

Adelphi University

Producer/Guest Speaker