The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

Crawford Lecture 2014


Wednesday, April 2, 2014
McLaren Complex

5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Jean Watson, 2014 Crawford Lecture Speaker

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder of Watson Caring Science Institute, and Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita at University of Colorado Denver will present.


2014 Crawford Lecture Topic

This Crawford Lecture will provide an overview of some of the global initiatives in Caring Science in various parts of the world, including Asia Pacific, Middle East, South America, and Europe as well as USA. The universality of human caring, which transcends, honors and celebrates complex cultural- spiritual diversity of human experiences worldwide, will be shared. Specific projects in Jordan and the Middle East will be highlighted as living exemplars of current developments.

Universal connections will be made between Caring Science and (Levinas, 1969) the 'Ethic of Belonging',(Watson, 2008 Caring Science as Sacred Science) which unifies humanity and offers a new cosmology for a moral community of Caring-Healing and Peace - acknowledging nurse's role as Caritas Peacemakers.

Featured Presenter

Dr. Jean Watson is Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center campus, where she held the nation’s first endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing; past President of the National League for Nursing; founding member of International Association in Human Caring and International Caritas Consortium. Her latest activities include Founder and Director of non-profit foundation: Watson Caring Science Institute, In 2013 Dr. Watson was honored as a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest award for nursing.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration and Reception with Dr. Jean Watson and School of Nursing and Health Professions Faculty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crawford Lecture McLaren 250

Includes buffet reception and 1.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Please have your RN license number with you when you register if you would like CEUs.

"Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 361, for 1.25 contact hours" must be included in all advertisements

More Information

For more information about the Crawford Lecture and/or to be on the event's mailing list, please contact Michelle Wylie in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at or (415) 422-4134.

The Crawford Lecture is presented by the University of San Francisco School of Nursing in collaboration with the USF Alumni Association and the Beta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.

The Crawford Lecture was endowed in the memory of Geraldine Crawford to provide education for the community.