Jean Watson, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN, is Distinguished Professor of Nursing, former Dean of the School of Nursing, and sits in the nation's first endowed chair in Caring Science, all at the University of Colorado. She is founder of the Center for Human Caring and the Watson Science Caring Institute in Colorado, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, past-president of the National League for Nursing, and acclaimed author of leading works in nursing education and Caritas (the philosophy, science and theory of caring). She lectures worldwide with upwards of 50 presentations yearly.
John Nelson, RN, MS, PhDc, University of Minnesota, is President for Healthcare Environment, Inc., an international data management/ consultation company. His experience includes 14 years of clinical (med/surg and coronary care, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital) and 10 years of data management and consultation for healthcare organizations. He has published in Watson's Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Sciences (Springer), in peer reviewed nursing journals and presented at 20+ conferences nationwide He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, AONE, and American College of Health Executives.