Is Unitary Caring Science the Mature Foundation for the Discipline of Nursing? A conversation with Dr. Jean Watson

It has been noted that it 'takes about a hundred years for a profession or field of study to mature in its own right as a distinct discipline. Nursing is in the midst of a major crisis to mature as a distinct discipline of caring/healing/health for all or succumb to being very good professional technicians, within a totally transformed unitary worldview.

Unitary Caring Science (UCS) has been posited as the most mature focus for the discipline to date; acknowledging we reside in a unitary field of Human-Planet Oneness for survival. Nursing cannot fully mature with an outdated paradigm of Western science and Western mindsets. How does UCS address Nursings' moral, ethical, philosophical and theoretical, global sacred covenant with humanity for caring/healing/health for all?

Dr. Jean Watson is a Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center campus, where she held the nation's first endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is the founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing; past President of the National League for Nursing; founding member of the International Association in Human Caring and International Caritas Consortium. She is the Founder and Director of the non-profit foundation, Watson Caring Science Institute ( In 2013 Dr. Watson was inducted as a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest honor.

Please join us for a casual conversation with Jean Watson. Date/Time: August 11th, 2022 2 pm Pacific Time Location: HSD Building, 3rd Floor Staff Lounge

Contact: Dr. Marcia Hills