Jean Watson : An American Nurse Theorist And Professor

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Jean Watson, an American nurse theorist and professor, was born as Margaret Jean Harmon in small town in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia in the 1940. Jean graduated from the Lewis Gale School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia in 1961, and then continued her education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned her bachelor 's degree in 1964, a master 's degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing in 1966, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology and counseling in 1973. In 1961 Margaret Jean Harmon became Jean Watson when she married Douglas Watson after completing nursing school (Nursing Theory, 2013).
Jean Watson is a distinguished figure in the nursing world where she is a nursing professor and a theorist. She held an endowed chair in caring science at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is the founder of the original Center of Human Caring in Colorado, is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, served as Dean of Nursing at the University Health Sciences Center, and was the President of the National League for Nursing (Short & Williams). Not only has Jean made all of these wonderful achievements in nursing, but she is also the author and co-author of more than twenty books and is the recipient of many awards and honors. She holds ten Honorary Doctoral Degrees, including 7 International Honorary Doctorates (Watson Caring Science Institute & International Caritas Consortium, 2014). Some of her awards include The Fetzer Institute…

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