The University of New Hampshire becomes Watson Caring Science Institute’s newest Academic Affiliate

Boulder, CO – July 2022 – Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) and Dr. Jean Watson are proud to announce that the University of New Hampshire, NewHampshire, has been named the latest National Caring Science Academic Affiliate System of WCSI. The designation recognizes the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) exemplary integration of Human Caring Theory and leadership commitment to offering informed Caring Science practices to their students, families, and communities.

Cathleen C. Colleran DNP, RN, Clinical Associate Professor & DNP Program Director at the University of New Hampshire said, “UNH Nursing is very excited to begin our affiliation as a Caring Science educational institution. Our faculty, staff, and students will greatly benefit from all that WCSI offers to enhance our implementation of Caring science in our classrooms and daily lives. Our communities and our patients will greatly benefit from this opportunity.”

To become a National Caring Science Academic Affiliate System, the University of New Hampshire has demonstrated to WCSI the authentically, deep-rooted, and sustainable commitment to integrating Caring Science to transform and broaden whole-person health and healing for all.

About the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Durham, New Hampshire. It was founded and incorporated in 1866 as a land grant college in Hanover in connection with Dartmouth College, moved to Durham in 1893, and adopted its current name in 1923. The university is part of the University System of New Hampshire and is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities”. As of 2018, its combined campuses made UNH the largest state university system in the state of New Hampshire, with over 15,000 students. For more information, visit

Primary Field: Philosophy – Theory of Human Caring Nursing; Unitary Human Caring Science

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