Based on Dr. Jean Watson’s Renown Theory of Human Caring Science

The Caritas Coach Education Program® (CCEP) is a unique, six-month program offered by the Watson Caring Science Institute. Through a formal application process, a new cohort of students is admitted to the program every April and October each year.

From Professional Caring Nurse/Health Care Provider
to Caritas Coach® — Inspired Leader

Program overview
Intentional outcomes

This innovative six-month professional development program incorporates interactive online instruction, virtual small group intensives, and an assigned Caritas Coach® faculty mentor. You will be required to attend two, in-person, on-site intensive seminars.

Through dynamic inquiry and collaborative, compassionate dialogue, you will explore caritas consciousness and ways of knowing-being-doing-becoming, which prepare you to transform your personal and professional life practices toward deeper meaning, purpose, dignity and wholeness. As a Caritas Coach®, you will return to your setting with new insight, intellect, and skills to give voice as ‘living caritas’: more able to translate and live-out the theory and philosophy of human caring-healing, in service for deep system change.

The CCEP Program was developed Dr. Watson and the Faculty of Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI). The Watson Caring Science Institute is an international, nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Jean Watson to advance the philosophies, theories, and educational-clinical-research practices of Caring Science. Join the growing number of Caritas Coaches who are leaders in restoring the heart in health care.

CCEP is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) as an American Nurses Credentialing Center – (ANCC) Nursing Skills Competency Program. Graduates are also prepared to apply for the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) certification as a Holistic Nurse.


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For Questions

For questions, please contact
Jan Anderson, EdD, RN, AHN-BC
CCEP Director
Caritas Coach®
HeartMath® Coach

Help transform health care from the inside out.
One person, one culture, one system at a time.

AHNA Approved CNE Program

CCEP is recognized by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) as an ANCC Nursing Skills Competency Program. Expiration date is October 1, 2018. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANHA Approval # 1301. The total contact hours offered for CCEP will be 225 contact hours.

Caritas Nurse®

Caritas Nurse® is trademarked to give distinction to the nature of a ‘Caritas Nurse’, and the unique approaches s/he brings to human caring and the whole person.


Trademark Registration Certificate for Caritas Nurse®