The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is hosting a complimentary Inaugural Distinguished Nursing Lectureship on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at 333 North Washington Avenue in Dallas.
The keynote speaker will be Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (LL-AAN), Founder and Director of Watson Caring Science Institute headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Watson is a Distinguished Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita from the University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing, Anshultz Medical Center. She is also a recipient of 15 honorary Doctorates (12 international) and is a Fellow Living Legend of the American Academy of Nursing.
“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Watson to Dallas and the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing,” said Dean Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, LHSON. “She is internationally revered in the field of nursing and her core concepts of caring science as a guide for nursing practice, education and research are congruent with our core values as a faith-based School of Nursing.”
The event on Friday will include a morning presentation for the LHSON faculty on “Caring in this Era of Learning and Technology” followed by a luncheon in honor of Dr. Watson. The Inaugural Distinguished Nursing Lectureship will be hosted in the afternoon for LHSON faculty and students as well as nurse leaders from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dr. Watson will share her expertise on “Preserving Caring as the Core of Nursing Practice” and will cover the 10 Caritas Processes® in her presentation. A reception will follow and tours of the new LHSON Academic Building.
“We are so honored to have Dr. Jean Watson, the iconic nurse theorist who created the Theory of Human Caring, at the Baylor School of Nursing,” said Dora Bradley, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, LHSON. “It is very special to have a nurse leader of this caliber here who has influenced not only nursing education, research and practice in the United States but around the world.”