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Katharine J. Densford, RN, MA, DSc(h), LLD(h) (later Katharine Densford Dreves), director of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing from 1930 to 1959, was an independent and visionary woman who changed the face of nursing in Minnesota and across the globe. She held offices in almost every nursing organization of the time and, more importantly, she was an agent for social change. Through her influence, the School of Nursing helped redefine how leadership could benefit patients, nursing, and health care. Her life work epitomized leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. As an ethicist and thought leader, her legacy is well respected throughout the profession. In this Creative Nursing issue on Sharing Governance, we are reprinting an article by her that is as relevant today as it was when written in 1964.