Nevada State University School of Nursing Receives Esteemed Lotus Recognition™ from Watson Caring Science Institute


Deerfield Beach, FL: Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) is pleased to announce that the latest Lotus Recognition™ has been bestowed upon Nevada State University School of Nursing (SON), in recognition of their unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of caring within the healthcare profession.

“As leaders in nursing education, we are honored to receive the Lotus Recognition from the esteemed Watson Caring Science Institute,” says Dr. June Eastridge, Dean, Nevada State University SON. “This accolade reaffirms our dedication to instilling the principles of caring science in our students, preparing them to provide compassionate and holistic care to individuals and communities.”

“The Watson Caring Science Institute is proud to recognize Nevada State University SON for their outstanding commitment to advancing the principles of Caring Science,” says Dr. Jean Watson, Founder & Director of WCSI. “Their dedication to nurturing caring literacy among students and faculty sets a commendable example for the healthcare community.”

At Nevada State University SON, the ontology of caring and cultivation of caring literacy are woven into the fabric of the curriculum, empowering students to become caring literate nurses who embody the essence of compassionate care. Through reflective practice and increased awareness, students are encouraged to prioritize self-care, fostering well-being and resilience essential for their future roles in the healthcare profession.

The Lotus Recognition underscores Nevada State University SON's ongoing efforts to shape the next generation of nurses who embody the values of Watson’s Caring Science, making a meaningful impact on the delivery of healthcare worldwide. The virtual Lotus Recognition celebration occurred on April 16, 2024.

About Nevada State University School of Nursing: The Nevada State University School of Nursing fosters excellence in healthcare by providing innovative and evidence-based education. Our focus on caring and competence leads to improved health, safety, and cultural awareness for all participants within the communities served. Please visit:

For further information about Lotus Recognition contact Dianne Reid, Program Enrichment Director, at

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