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RN and student RN mamas- question: Jean Watson

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Edited by Bluebird9 - 11/27/11 at 10:04am
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Sorry, never heard of her. Only theories I can partway remember from nursing school are Maslow's and Kiebler-Ross.
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My school seems to be influenced by Dr. Madeleine Leininger.

http://www.kean.edu/~nursing/tni.html

I've heard more about her and transcultural nursing since I started this BSN program than anything else.

I don't know of any schools that are influenced by Watson.

Professors seem to have their own preferred nursing theorists who they talk about. One of my previous professors loved Martha Rogers.
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My facility is trying to make her theory the way of life for nursing staff. They spent an insane amount of money on a lecture series for us and 95% of the staff eyeball rolled through the entire thing.
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She has a whole website:
http://www.watsoncaringscience.org/
That might have the info you need.
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I hate theory, and I hate theorists. What a waste of time, money, and energy! I'd as soon punch Jean Watson in the face than shake her hand. Theories are purely a means to justify excessive classes on a BSN level as well as masters and doctoral dissertations. That's it. Give me a great, high level class on lab values, pharmacology, advanced patho, ANYTHING. Dump the theory classes in the toilet where they belong. Don't forget the courtesy flush.
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I hate theory, and I hate theorists. What a waste of time, money, and energy! I'd as soon punch Jean Watson in the face than shake her hand. Theories are purely a means to justify excessive classes on a BSN level as well as masters and doctoral dissertations. That's it. Give me a great, high level class on lab values, pharmacology, advanced patho, ANYTHING. Dump the theory classes in the toilet where they belong. Don't forget the courtesy flush.


I would so much love to have DON's,Managers,Theorists,Nursing Board folks and those in the Education and HIS(computer people) be made to come take a load of patients once in a while.
post #9 of 11
I agree, Lisa.

And obviously, based on my response, I am not a big follower of Jean's theory of "Caring".
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We spent a large amount of time on Watson during our Theory class (for my BSN). I hated Theory. With a passion. So, I have blocked most of that out.

I do know that one of my fellow students used her theory for a project during her Leadership rotation. I hated Nursing Leadership class. So I have blocked most of that out.
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Hey, I know this post is a few days old, but I just wanted to let you know the nursing program that I'm in uses her theory at a big part of the curriculum. I go to Northwest Arkansas Community College (http://www.nwacc.edu). I'm only in my first semester and we've already talked about her a ton! So fun to be reminded how different curriculums are from program to program.
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