Renowned Dr. Jean Watson’s Caring Science and Theory of Human Caring

The Caritas Coach Education Program® (CCEP) is a unique, six-month professional development program which incorporates interactive online instruction, virtual small group intensives and an assigned Caritas Coach® faculty coach. Through a formal application process, a new class of students is admitted to the program every April and October each year.

Through dynamic inquiry and collaborative, compassionate dialogue, you will explore caritas consciousness and caring literacy which will prepare you to transform your personal and professional life toward deeper meaning, purpose, dignity and wholeness. As a Caritas Coach®, you will return to your setting with new insight, wisdom, skills and confidence to give voice and help translate and live-out the theory and philosophy of human caring-healing, in service for deep system transformation.

The CCEP Program was developed by Dr. Jean 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.

Have a look at this recent article evidencing the value added having Caritas Coaches in your organization/management team:

Evaluating Changes in Caring Behaviors of Caritas Coaches Pre and Post the Caritas Coach Education Program

Published in JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, February 2020.

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

"CCEP has given me the language to describe what I do as a nurse to care for my patients on a day to day basis. It’s given me a voice. It’s empowered me through an unbreakable deep rooted inner human connection. XOXO"
~Paras Barnett, Caritas Coach Cohort 18

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

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ANCC Approved CNE Program

“Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) ” is an ANCC-recognized Nursing Skills Competency Program.

Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval #1506. Approved through April 17, 2022.

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Scholarship Available

WCSI has established The John M. Kertland Scholarship specifically for applicants accepted in the Caritas Coach Educational Program®. Find out more.


CCEP is offered in April and October every year.


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