Watson Caring Science Institute


The Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) is an international non-profit organization created to advance the philosophies, theories and practices of Human Caring, and 10 Caritas Processes® - universals of human caring originated by Jean Watson. The Theory and Science of Human Caring seeks to restore the profound nature of caring-healing and bring the ethic and ethos of Compassion/Caring and Love back into Healthcare. Through an extended network of professional, clinical and academic colleagues, the Institute translates the model of Caring-Healing/Caritas into more systematic programs and services which can continue to transform healthcare, one nurse/one practitioner/one educator/one system at a time.

The work of WCSI is a significant reason why there are so many DAISY Award-nominated nurses, and we at DAISY look forward to honoring even more nurses for compassionate, Caring Science-inspired care.

WCSI seeks organizations that would like to be designated National Caring Science Affiliates. These organizations demonstrate deep-rooted and sustainable commitment to integrating caring science within practices and policies, seeking to transform and broaden the notion of health and healing for its staff as well as the patients, families and communities it serves. Over the past several years, WCSI in partnership with CNO Affiliate leaders, have established new caring science criteria, validating authentic, whole-person/whole-system caring science practices, research and scholarship. For more information on how to apply, contact: juliewatsoncaring@gmail.com

Take a look at the WCSI Lotus Library. You'll find publications that exemplify a transdisciplinary approach to sustaining caring/healing as a global covenant with humanity/Mother Earth.