sitzmanKathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

East Carolina University, College of Nursing
Distinguished Watson Caring Science Scholar

Dr. Kathleen Sitzman is a Professor at East Carolina University in the College of Nursing. She has co-authored four books:

  • Sitzman, K., & Eichelberger, L. (2011). Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning (3rd Edition), Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing
  • Judd, D., & Sitzman, K. (2014). A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras (2nd Edition). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing;
  • Sitzman, K., & Watson, J. (2019). Caring Science, Mindful Practice: Implementing Watson’s Human Caring Theory (2nd Edition). New York, New York: Springer Publishing;
  • Sitzman, K. & Watson, J. (2017). Watson’s Caring in the Digital World: A Guide for Caring When Interacting, Teaching, and Learning in Cyberspace. New York, New York: Springer Publishing.

She has also completed and published over a hundred peer reviewed articles and 10 national studies related to various aspects of caring science in nursing. Her primary focus is to describe and promote deliberative caring in nursing and beyond.”

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