The Watson Caring Science Center is an Interdisciplinary Center for nurses and health professionals around the world, generating new and cutting edge, new forms of scholarship and clinical practice knowledge in the growing field of Caring Science. This new center will build upon the global history and legacy of the College of Nursing (CON) and the original Center for Human Caring with its early programs integrating philosophy, arts and humanities with clinical science for practice of human caring, healing, and health for the betterment of humankind.
The Watson Caring Science Center (WCSC) will build healthier and more harmonious workplaces by assisting health care professionals and community members to acquire education, skills and resources necessary to create healthy and healing environments. It will also provide research and metrics to substantiate the quality outcomes and impact on healthcare when integrating Caring Science into healthcare settings.
At the Watson Caring Science Center, our mission is to advance the art and science of human caring knowledge, ethics, and clinical practice in the fields of nursing and health sciences.
Goals and Objectives
The Center’s primary goal is to foster the research, teaching, and practice of human caring by drawing upon the underutilized connections between nursing science caring theory and knowledge of the humanities. The Center also seeks to apply the rapidly growing scientific knowledge base, which integrates human caring and health, to clinical practice.
foster research, education, practice partnerships, and global community engagement to sustain and deepen caring knowledge and human caring practices worldwide.
provide a foundation for education, research and practice grounded in human caring and a holistic worldview that guides intentional change processes.
promote human-centered, mindful, caring, creative, reflective and resilient environments that support healthy living, healing, and life itself.
scientifically shift healthcare and humanity toward inner healing, human caring, mental health, self-caring, self-control, and self-healing approaches, addressing individual and collective human suffering.