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DNP project guide: Archiving in the Henderson Repository

About Henderson Repository

The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository (Henderson Repository) is  a free, open access repository that collects, preserves, and disseminates digital content related to all aspects of nursing research. The Henderson repository is the only digital repository solely dedicated to openly sharing works created by professional nurses and nursing students. 

What is included in the Henderson repository?

The Henderson repository includes published and unpublished materials such as:

  • theses and dissertations
  • DNP projects
  • undergraduate work of significant impact
  • study reports
  • conference papers
  • committee reports
  • faculty-created learning objects
  • quality improvement tools
  • educational brochures, guides, and materials
  • presentation slides
  • posters
  • pre- and post-print journal articles
  • study and conference abstracts
  • datasets 


All materials in the Henderson repository
are open access.

Many items are full-text.

Henderson repository and copyright

All authors contributing
to the Henderson repository:

  • retain copyright to their work
  • must either own copyright to their materials or have a formal permission from the copyright holder (e.g., a publisher) to  self-archive their work
  • must agree to the Non-exclusive Distribution License during the submission process

Henderson repository: Embargo options

If you want to delay access to your DNP project for a specified period of time (e.g. 6 months or 12 months), you can  set up an embargo for your project and make it available to the public only after the specified period of time has elapsed.

To set up an embargo for your project, submit the Henderson Repository Embargo Request.

Submitting to the Henderson Repository

To submit your DNP project to the Henderson repository, log in here and follow the instructions on that page. 

The submission to the Henderson repository is free.