FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital will be hosting a nursing conference entitled Transpersonal Caring and the Caring Moment Defined, on Thursday, June 8, featuring author and keynote speaker Dr. Jean Watson.

The program is an opportunity for bedside nurses, nurse administrators and other health-care professionals to learn more about Watson’s philosophy and theory of human caring in nursing, which is used to guide new models of caring and healing practices in diverse settings worldwide.

Watson is a distinguished professor of nursing and holds an endowed chair in Caring Science at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Two duplicate sessions will be offered with the first running from 9 a.m. to noon and an afternoon program from 1 to 4 p.m. in the hospital’s Ben Franklin Center.

Watson’s presentation will explore the deeper levels of professional healing practice, connect the creative imagination with bedside nursing and discuss the evaluation of the science of nursing. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Tuition fee is $50 per person; registration is required. Fees include program, continuing education credits and refreshments. The conference brochure and application can be downloaded from the FCHN web site at To request a brochure or register by phone, call 207-779-2381.