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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
Jean Watson
 

Caritas Coach Education Program

Become a Caritas Coach


The Caritas Coach Education Program (CCEP) is a unique six-month educational program that is structured as an experiential, aesthetic, personal, ethical and intellectual journey. This program prepares clinicians, educators, caregivers and leaders with the knowledge, experience and informed practices of Caring Science and the Theory of Human Caring.


As a participant, you will learn how to synthesize, integrate, and translate the philosophy, values, ethics and theory of Caring Science into authentic Caritas-Ways-of-Being for yourself and others. You will learn through a combination of innovative teaching-learning methodologies, self-reflection, authentic dialogue, ‘teachings’ and wisdom traditions to learn how to live heart-centered-caritas relation-modeling practices. You will be mentored throughout the program by an expert team of faculty associates.


The program relies upon a hybrid format, hosting a two-day onsite seminar at the beginning and end of each program, fourteen weeks of online interactive instruction, and a small group intensive with a Caritas Coach faculty mentor.

Note: Those taking CCEP for credit, please proceed to Academic Credit Section before registering. 


SUBMIT APPLICATION​



​​The​ CCEP course is offered for Professional Development and Academic Credit (3 credits). Those registering for Academic Credit proceed to Academic Credit section for information on application and registration​

CCEP Program Requirements Include:

    • two onsite CCEP seminars
    • fourteen weeks of online interactive instruction
    • three months of faculty guided intensive work reading and writing about Caring Science (daily personal journaling and integration of reflective caring practices into daily life)
    • faculty guided coaching to assist CCEP students to integrate Caring Science into their practice settings with a Caring Science project, written abstract, and creation of a digital poster
    • attendance to the International Caritas Consortium(recommended but not required)


​​​​Application Process

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, in the order in which they are received. Application deadlines are April 15 and October 15. 

Applicants are accepted based on their knowledge and experience with Caring Science, Theory of Human Caring, reasons for applying CCEP, written essay, reflective and thoughtful answers on application, ability to express oneself, and commitment to program completion.

Acceptance into a specific cohort cannot be guaranteed. Cohort placement is based on

    • date of the formal receipt of the completed application and application fee
    • available space
    • faculty review
    • successful completion of all program prerequisites/requirements, including tuition

Late submissions (less than two weeks prior to a scheduled program) may necessitate the advancement of a candidate into the next scheduled CCEP program.


Step 1: Application (Must be approved before registering for CCEP)

$25 non-refundable processing fee must be paid at the time of CCEP application.

Step 2: Register for CCEP (Must be approved before registering for CCEP)

Payment is due in full on formal acceptance in CCEP. Registration includes all educational sessions including both CCEP seminars, program materials, six-months of faculty mentoring and continuing education credit.


Regular $3,200
WCSC Affiliate $2,720

Each participant is expected to obtain and utilize the following:

  1. Watson, J. (2008). Nursing. The Philosophy and Science of Caring. Revised & Updated Edition. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
  2. Watson, J. (2005). Caring Science as Sacred Science. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co.
  3. Watson, J. (1999). Postmodern Nursing and Beyond (revised edition). Boulder: University of Colorado.

Books are available on the Watson Caring Science Institute website in the Caring Store​

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​​The​ CCEP course is offered for Professional Development and Academic Credit (3 credits). Those registering for Academic Credit proceed to Academic Credit section for information on application and registration​

CCEP - April 2017

Program Initiation

Boulder, CO - Friday, 4/21/17 - 6pm to Sunday, 4/23/17 at 4:30pm

​Graduation

​Stanford, CA - Friday, 10/27/17 - 6pm to Sunday, 10/29/17 at 4:30pm 


Step 1: Application (Must be approved before registering for CCEP)

$25 non-refundable processing fee must be paid at the time of CCEP application.

Step 2: Register for CCEP (Must be approved before registering for CCEP)


Payment is due in full on formal acceptance in CCEP. Registration includes all educational sessions including both CCEP seminars, program materials, six-months of faculty mentoring and continuing education credit.


Regular $3,200
WCSC Affiliate $2,720

Each participant is expected to obtain and utilize the following:

  1. Watson, J. (2008). Nursing. The Philosophy and Science of Caring. Revised & Updated Edition. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
  2. Watson, J. (2005). Caring Science as Sacred Science. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co.
  3. Watson, J. (1999). Postmodern Nursing and Beyond (revised edition). Boulder: University of Colorado.

Books are available on the Watson Caring Science Institute website in the Caring Store

Additional Costs

CCEP tuition does not include the costs associated with travel/hotel accommodations for attending the in-person seminars held at the start and the end of the CCEP program. In addition, all costs associated with the International Caritas Consortium (ICC) are separate.​

Cancellation Policy

​Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 30 days before your program. Nonrefundable credit toward a future WCSC program (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between twenty-nine and one day(s) before your program. Credit may be applied to the next WCSC program.





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Who can I contact for more information?
Nancy.Mathews@ucdenver.edu​​


What’s your cancellation policy?

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 30 days before your program. Nonrefundable credit toward a future program (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between twenty-nine and one day(s) before your program. Credit may be applied to the next WCSC program.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, do not show up or leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.


What’s the difference between the CCEP and the ICC?

CCEP is ​a ​dynamic ​six ​month ​learning ​experience ​that ​begins ​and ​ends with ​a ​two-day, ​in-person ​intensive ​seminar ​(April ​& ​Oct) and provides ​one-on-one ​mentoring ​with ​distinguished ​WCSI faculty ​with ​the ​purpose ​of ​supporting ​the ​student ​in developing/implementing ​a ​project ​that ​brings ​forward Caritas concepts ​into ​daily ​practice.

Each fall, the CCEP seminar is held immediately following the International Caritas Consortium (ICC) and is hosted by healthcare systems/organizations actively engaged in applying Caring Science and the Theory of Human Caring. Accepted CCEP applicants are also encouraged to attend one Regional Caritas Consortium or professional conference to share their caring science work.​

The ICC is a separate two-day gathering of health care providers from various institutional systems and of individuals who are actively engaged in applying Caring Science and the Theory of Human Caring. The ICC provides opportunities for networking and formal presentations of ongoing research and application of the theory.

Participation in ICC requires a separate registration and registration fee.

Although the International Caritas Consortium (ICC) and the Caritas Coach Education Program (CCEP) are held at the same location and at contiguous times in the fall, they are two distinct and different events. CCEP students are invited but not required to attend.

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A​pril 2017 Cohort

Seminar Location - Commencement
Boulder, CO
​April 21 - 23, 2017

Hotel Boulderado

2115 13th Street

Boulder, CO 80302

303.440.2880

Hotel Boulderado Image.jpg

  
Reservations

Standard Room Rate (One Queen) - $197 per night

Standard Larger Room (King) - $209

Standard Room Rate (Two Queen's) - $229 per night

Please make room reservations by Tuesday, March 22, 2017 to ensure availability and negotiated room rates. 
Rates will be honored Tues., April 18 - Wed., April 26, 2017. 

Hotel Registration

Airport Guidance

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the most convenient option. 

Green Ride Boulder is focused on resource sustainability and minimal environmental impact. They charge $30 per person per direction. A reservation is required by calling +1 303 997 0238 or you may book online at www.greenrideboulder.com.

Super Shuttle charges $29.00 per passenger one way or $54.00 round trip when booked online. An agent can be reached at +1 303 227 0000 or you may book online at www.supershuttle.com.  There are no runs after 1.00 pm.



Seminar Location - Graduation
San Mateo, CA
Oct. 27 - 29, 2017

Marriott San Mateo - San Francisco Airport

1770 S. Amphlett

San Mateo, CA  94402

650-653-6000

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Reservations

10/23/17 - 10/26/17

Standard Room Rate - $229 per night

10/27/17 - 10/29/17

Standard Room Rate - $155 per night

Reserve your reservatio​n​ at 650-653-6000 by Monday, October 2, 2017 to secure availability and discounted rate.

Airport Guidance

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is is 8 miles from the hotel. 

Airport shuttle service, complimentary

650-653-6000 ​

SuperShuttle
$21 USD (one way); on request

Estimated Taxi Fare
$35 UDS (one way)

Airport Phone: 650-821-8211
Airport Website: www.flysfo.com​ 
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Caritas HeartMath: Where Caring Science Meets Heart Science
October 21, 2015 - Onalaska, WI
​1:30pm - 5:15pm  / dinner break / 6:30pm - 8:00pm​
Integrates the philosophical, ethical, and healing constructs of Caring Science with the proven, research-based tools and practices of HeartMath. Provides a unique and powerful pathway to increase personal resilience, to diminish symptoms of personal/professional stress, and to nurture and sustain caring relationships. See flyer for more details.

Caring Science: Conscious Dying Principles & Practices
October 21, 2015 - Onalaska, WI
1:30pm - 5:15pm  / dinner break / 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Explore “Conscious Dying Principles and Practices” – a sacred philosophy and new primary palliative practice, as a sacred passage and transformative healing journey, including exploration of the spiritual and emotional practices/rituals necessary for dying patients to transition with grace inside their own beliefs and practices. See flyer for more details.​

Costs per workshop

*If you are associated with an active WCSC Affiliate​ organization or an active member of the International ​Association for Human Caring, you qualify for the lower rate.

Oct 2017 Cohort​
Seminar Location - Commencement
San Mateo, CA
Oct. 27 - 29, 2017
Marriott San Mateo - San Francisco Airport

1770 S. Amphlett

San Mateo, CA  94402

650-653-6000

sfosa_phototour29.jpg


Reservations

10/23/17 - 10/26/17

Standard Room Rate - $229 per night

10/27/17 - 10/29/17

Standard Room Rate - $155 per night

Reserve your reservatio​n​ at 650-653-6000 by Monday, October 2, 2017 to secure availability and discounted rate.

Airport Guidance

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is is 8 miles from the hotel. 

Airport shuttle service, complimentary

650-653-6000 ​

SuperShuttle
$21 USD (one way); on request

Estimated Taxi Fare
$35 UDS (one way)

Airport Phone: 650-821-8211
Airport Website: www.flysfo.com​ 
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Seminar Location - Graduation
Graduation
Boulder, CO
​April 20 - 22, 2018
Hotel Boulderado

2115 13th Street

Boulder, CO 80302

303.440.2880

Hotel Boulderado Image.jpg

  
Reservations

Standard Room Rate (One Queen) - $197 per night

Standard Larger Room (King) - $219

Standard Room Rate (Two Queen's) - $229 per night

Please make room reservations by Tuesday, March 15, 2017 to ensure availability and negotiated room rates.

Airport Guidance

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the most convenient option. 

Green Ride Boulder is focused on resource sustainability and minimal environmental impact. They charge $30 per person per direction. A reservation is required by calling +1 303 997 0238 or you may book online at www.greenrideboulder.com.

Super Shuttle charges $29.00 per passenger one way or $54.00 round trip when booked online. An agent can be reached at +1 303 227 0000 or you may book online at www.supershuttle.com.  There are no runs after 1.00 pm.



CCEP Academic Course (NURS7011) Requirements Include:
    • two onsite CCEP seminars
    • fourteen weeks of online interactive instruction
    • three months of faculty guided intensive work reading and writing about Caring Science (daily personal journaling and integration of reflective caring practices into daily life)
    • faculty guided coaching to assist CCEP students to integrate Caring Science into their practice settings with a Caring Science project, written abstract, and creation of a digital poster
    • attendance to the International Caritas Consortium(recommended but not required) 


​​​​Application/Registration Process

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, in the order in which they are received. 

Application deadlines are Jan 3 and June 5​

​​​​Admission deadlines are Feb 4 and July 6

Applicants are accepted based on their knowledge and experience with Caring Science, Theory of Human Caring, reasons for applying CCEP, written essay, reflective and thoughtful answers on application, ability to express oneself, and commitment to program completion.

Acceptance into a specific cohort cannot be guaranteed. Cohort placement is based on

    • date of the formal receipt of the completed application and application fee
    • available space
    • faculty review
    • successful completion of all program prerequisites/requirements, including tuition

Step 1: Application (Must be approved before registering for CCEP)

$25 non-refundable processing fee must be paid at the time of CCEP application. Application deadlines are listed above.

Step 2: Register for CCEP (Must be approved before registering for CCEP)

Those registering for Academic Credit must first contact Nancy Mathews at 303-724-8579

Registration includes all educational sessions including both CCEP seminars, program materials, six-months of faculty mentoring and continuing education credit.


​Regular​ ​$3,200




Each participant is expected to obtain and utilize the following:

  1. Watson, J. (2008). Nursing. The Philosophy and Science of Caring. Revised & Updated Edition. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.
  2. Watson, J. (2005). Caring Science as Sacred Science. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co.
  3. Watson, J. (1999). Postmodern Nursing and Beyond (revised edition). Boulder: University of Colorado.

Books are available on the Watson Caring Science Institute website in the Caring Store​​

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