Message from INDEN President

Register for the INDEN Biennial Conference 2021


We invite you to join us in accomplishing the mission of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). We firmly believe that countries committed to advancing nursing doctoral education will advance the nursing profession and the health of their citizens. We have a number of resources on this site that will be helpful to faculty involved in doctoral education in nursing and doctoral students. We look forward to your contributions as an engaged and productive member of INDEN.



The International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of quality doctoral nursing education globally.


Quality doctoral nursing education that is available and accessible to all nations.

  • Foster ongoing global networking and professional advancement.
  • Promote curriculum development, enhancement, and program evaluation.
  • Encourage collaborative research, educational initiatives, and the dissemination of innovation in doctoral nursing education.​

We engage in our association activities from a position of respect for one another and appreciation for the rich national and cultural heritage that we each bring to our efforts to achieve our mission.

Diversity: We welcome diversity in approaches to both doctoral education and research.

Integrity: We are committed to honesty, fairness, openness, and ethical behavior in all of our activities.

Solidarity: We are committed to supporting one another in the advancement of doctoral education in nursing.


Activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain quality indicators and guidelines for doctoral education that are relevant to different countries;
  • Pursue opportunities for the exchange of ideas to generate substantive nursing knowledge that is globally relevant and accommodating to the view of societal needs and evolving socio-political structures;
  • Develop mechanisms that foster the productive exchange of individuals and ideas across doctoral programs within and between countries;
  • Promote opportunities for dialogue and networking among doctoral educators to address issues of shared interest in different regions of the world;
  • Identify strategies for influencing policies relevant to doctoral education.
Board of Directors 2020-2021

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Dr. Martha Abshire, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Intima Alrimawi, Stratford University
Dr. Reiko Asano, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Colleen Corte, University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Bernadette Curry, Molloy College
Dr. Matthew Howard, Sigma & Northern Kentucky University
Dr. Marilyn Hravnak, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kate Kemplin, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga & Rush University
Dr. Linda Lewandowski, University of Toledo (President-Elect)
Dr. Sonja McIlfatrick, Ulster University (President)
Manka Nkimbeng, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Marie Nolan, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Tamar Rodney, Johns Hopkins University

For more information, please see the BOD Biography page.

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