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Division of Nursing Services

DNS staff


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The IHS Division of Nursing Services (DNS) operates under the following:


To advocate for the I/T/U nursing workforce by providing support, leadership, and direction through national policy and programs for nursing at all levels to provide safe and quality patient care services to fulfill the Indian Health Service mission.


To lead the Nursing Workforce as the premier source of healthcare services through trusting relationships with patients/families, providing nursing excellence and innovation, and being a valued partner in the AI/AN communities we serve.