Jean Watson

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Jean Watson is an American nurse theorist and nursing professor who is best known for her Theory of human caring. She is the author of numerous texts, including Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring. Watson's research on caring has been incorporated into education and patient care at hundreds of nursing schools and healthcare facilities across the world.[1]

Early life[edit]

Watson was born on June 10, 1940 in Williamson, West Virginia.

Education[edit]

Jean Watson graduated from the Lewis Gale School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1961. She continued her nursing studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a B.S. in 1964, an M.S. in psychiatric and mental health nursing in 1966, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology and counseling in 1973. She has been awarded nine honorary doctoral degrees in six countries.[2]

Caring Theory[edit]

Watson developed the Theory of Human Caring. She founded the non-profit Watson Caring Science Institute in 2008. Theory of Human Caring defined.....

Academic appointments[edit]

Watson is a Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the University of Colorado,[3] where she formerly served as Dean of Nursing.

Leadership achievements[edit]

She is a past president of the National League for Nursing.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 1999: Norman Cousins Award, Fetzer Institute

Works[edit]

Watson, Jean (2003). Inside Stories: Tales of Change and Growth. Lion UK. ISBN 0745948162.
Bevis, Em Olivia; Watson, Jean (2000). Toward a Caring Curriculum: A New Pedagogy for Nursing. Jones and Bartlett. ISBN 0745948162.
Watson, Jean (1979). Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring. Little, Brown and Co. ISBN 0316924644.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Caring Connections". CU College of Nursing. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN". Watson Caring Science Institute. Retrieved June 22, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "14th International IONS Conference". Institute of Noetic Sciences. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2012.