Upcoming Caring Science Events

The MRCSC would like to share with you some Upcoming Events to Support your Caring Practices that might interest you.  Some are free offerings and some require registration fees; all require contacting the indicated link for registration.

Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI):  Free Global Self-paced Online Programs:

Caring Science, Mindful Practice (free):  This free online 4-week course offered every February and September provides tools for caring professionals to enhance professional caring practices in everyday work environments. Learners will be introduced to Watson’s Caring Science. Exploration and learning related to key concepts will be supported through the introduction of mindfulness practice, reflective narrative, and contemplative art.  Asynchronous discussion, moderated by a team of educators knowledgeable in Caring Science, will provide a forum for ongoing interaction and discovery among participants during each 4-week class session. Certificates of completion will be earned by participants who complete all of the course learning modules.  2021 dates:  Feb 1 – Mar 2, 2021 and Sep 20 – Oct 17, 2021.  For more details and to register, please visit:  https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/education/free-global-online-programs/

Watson’s Caring in the Digital World (free):  Learners will be introduced to Watson’s Caring Theory and how it can be implemented in digital communications with students, colleagues, and others. Exploration and learning related to key concepts will be supported through the introduction of mindfulness practices, reflective narrative, and contemplative art.  Digital communication is commonplace in everyday life, however few people pause to deeply consider the profound impact this continuous flow of interaction has on ourselves and everyone around us. The content in this course is based on many years of research and is meant to help you become more fully aware of how to care for yourself and others in situations where communication occurs in non-face-to-face situations. 2021 Dates:  Mar 1 – 29, 2021 and Nov 1 – 29, 2021.  For more details and to register, please visit:  https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/education/free-global-online-programs/

Free Caring Science Teachings:  Open enrollment.  Introduce yourself to Caring Science by completing these three self-guided free teachings: 1) Conveying and Sustaining Caring in Online Classrooms, 2) Mindful Communication for Caring Online, 3) Caring Science, Mindful Practice at Work and Beyond. They are an excellent place to begin learning about Caring Science. Each training takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. The trainings are based on research results from studies completed by Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Distinguished Watson Caring Science Scholar.  They are sponsored by the East Carolina University Office for Faculty Excellence.    For more details and to register, please visit: https://www.watsoncaringscience.org/education/free-global-online-programs/