Caring Science, Mindful Practice
 

About Dr. Sitzman

Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN is Professor, Undergraduate Nursing Science, at East Carolina University (NC). Dr. Sitzman has been a nurse since 1983 and has used her extensive experience to produce scholarly work that contributes to the nursing profession and body of knowledge on international, national, state, community, and local levels.  She has been Co-PI or PI on ten research projects related to caring in digital settings.   Dr. Sitzman has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, has co-authored two textbooks for Springer Publishing; Sitzman, K. & Watson, J. (2017), Watson’s Caring in the Digital World; Sitzman, K, & Watson, J. (2018), Caring Science, Mindful Practice: Implementing Watson’s Human Caring Theory (2nd Edition),  and has also co-authored two textbooks for Jones and BartlettSitzman, K. & Eichelberger, L. (2017) Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning (4th Edition), and Judd, D., Sitzman, K. (2014). Nursing history: trends and eras (2nd Edition).  She is a member of ANA, NLN, AAN, STTI, and IAHC.  She has served as the secretary of the IAHC Board for three years and is now President-Elect of that organization. Starting in 2009 and continuing to the present, she serves as Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Human Caring. She is the creator and ongoing Instructor/Administrator for the internationally recognized “Caring Science, Mindful Practice” Massive Open Online Course that has been offered twice a year from 2015 to the present. To date, this course has served 3801 learners from all over the world and has established an enduring international caring community.

 
 
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IN LIMA , PERU AT UNIVERSIDAD MARIA AUXILIADORA

I am helping this university integrate Caring Science into their nursing curriculum.

 
 
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NATIONAL BOARD OF NURSING IN LIMA, PERU

I presented Caring Science trainings to an enthusiastic audience of Peruvian nurses and then I went to visit the Peruvian National Board of Nursing Offices and enjoyed an art show of works created by nurses all over Peru.

 
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WASHINGTON, D.C. AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSING

This is Jean Watson, me, and my daughter Carlie when I received my fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing.

 
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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY AUTHOR RECOGNITION AWARDS

I received an award for publishing 1 book, 2 book chapters, and 1 research article in 2018.

 
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

I have published a great deal over the last 20 years. Here is a list of a few selected publications so that you can learn more about where and when my research studies and other major articles and books were published.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of my most recent publications.



Here is a photo of me at the 2019  International Association for Human Caring Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. I am in the middle of teaching a  Zentangle Class! The tiles have been created by each of my students in the class. They all received the same instructions, but each tile is as unique as the person who created it.  This is a good visual representation of how groups of people process information. They may receive the same input, but as you can see, the output is highly varied. It is important to remember this when teaching and working with all kinds of groups.

Here is a photo of me at the 2019 International Association for Human Caring Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. I am in the middle of teaching a Zentangle Class! The tiles have been created by each of my students in the class. They all received the same instructions, but each tile is as unique as the person who created it. This is a good visual representation of how groups of people process information. They may receive the same input, but as you can see, the output is highly varied. It is important to remember this when teaching and working with all kinds of groups.