Julie Watson, BFA, MA, Caritas Coach®, FRSA
BFA, Bennington College, VT USA
MA, University of Sussex, UK
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Honorary Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
The 10 Most Empowering Women in Business, 2023
Awarded The Top 50 Women Leaders of Miami for 2023
Executive Director, Watson Caring Science Institute
Managing Editor, Lotus Library
Julie Watson is the Executive Director of Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping nurses and caregivers improve their health, wellbeing, and peace of mind. This work evidentially reduces staff turnover (a huge financial burden to healthcare) and significantly improves patient’s perception of the care they receive. Julie and Caring Science faculty and scholars offer professional development activities and consultancy to thousands of nurses and hospitals world-wide including North America, Latin Ibero-américa, and the Middle East. WCSI’s theory is based on its founder, the renowned nurse theorist Dr. Jean Watson (Julie’s mother) who has supported nurses who serve more than 100 million customers and patients throughout the world.
Before joining WCSI, Julie was director of an educational literacy charity in the UK, mentored by 826 National group. She went on to hone her skills in organizational development maintaining her love of the arts and literature. Appreciating the value of story, she founded and is managing editor to WCSI’s small imprint Lotus Library, giving voice to caring moments experienced by nurses which are often hidden or undervalued. A Bennington College alum, Julie went on to receive her master’s degree at Sussex University in the UK. She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, and a Caritas Coach®.
Julie is delighted to step into the role of Executive Director of Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI). Since her involvement, Julie has deepened her understanding of Caring Science and Theory and is dedicated to supporting and living out the mission of the non-profit to ensure her Mother Dr. Jean Watson’s legacy lives on.
A proud Honorary Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA), and a Trustee of Brighton Therapy Centre, Julie is also advisor to BSUH (Brighton & Sussex University Hospital) Arts Advisory Group for their new Hospital opening in 2024.
Julie divides her time between Florida, USA and Brighton UK with her Uruguayan husband Héctor Rosso, a Caritas Coach, WCSI Senior Scholar, Nurse, Author and PHD student. She is blessed with two gorgeous sons, a stepson and stepdaughter all aged between 22 and 26. Julie is also a practicing artist with paintings in private collections and has illustrated several books.