The Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium (MRCSC) 2024 Spring and Fall virtual programs offer a two-part virtual series on Nurses as Change Makers. The MRCSC Spring Program, on April 16, 2024 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT, focused on Nurses as Change Makers, Part 1 Four Essential Practices for Healing Self. This program addressed the need for nurses to attend to their own healing processes in preparation for caring for others. The recording of the program is accessible on https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/952685784.
Information on the Fall 2024 program, Nurses as Change Makers, Part 2, will be posted during the summer.
The MRCSC 2023 programs had the theme of Caring Science in Action. Part 1—Developing Caring Relationships in Academic Settings was the MRCSC Spring program and featured presentations and discussion focusing on essential preparations needed for caring teaching and learning, sustaining caring faculty and student relationships, and ingredients of caring teaching-learning academic programs. The Fall program was Caring Science in Action Part 2—Developing Caring Relationships in Nursing Practice Settings. It presented an interprofessional panel of nurses and other health care practitioners from different care settings, all of whom practice from a caring science perspective. Each speaker presented examples of caring science in action and how they incorporate caring-healing practice in their self care, patient care, and interdisciplinary relationships within their systems that promote healing outcomes of self, patient and system well being. The video recording of Caring Science in Action Part 2—Developing Caring Relationships in Nursing Practice Settings, the October 2023 MRCSC program, may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/913858400 .

Welcome to the Massachusetts Regional Caring Science Consortium (MRCSC) website. The MRCSC mission is to increase opportunities for nurses in all roles and other health care providers to reconnect with core values and the heart of their healing profession.  The MRCSC is a forum for nurses and other health care professions to share and explore Caring Science and caring practices that foster and sustain personal and professional well-being and growth, healing relationships, healthy work environments, and best outcomes in patient care.  Toward this goal, the MRCSC  offers local no-fee semi-annual or annual conferences in partnership with schools of nursing or health care institutions.

This website serves to increase communication about and registration for the local MRCSC conferences, as well as to provide information about other local, national, and global Caring Science and caring practice initiatives, educational opportunities, and conferences.

 “Nursing’s [and other health profession’s] social, moral, professional, and scientific contributions to human kind and society lie in its commitment to sustain and advance human caring values, knowledge, practices, and ideals in theory, practice, education, and research…” (Watson, J. (2012). Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.)