|Present||Associate Professor, Nursing, St. Catherine University ‐ Nursing Department|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2018 - Present||Board Member, American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation||2015 - 2020||Board Member, Society of Rogerian Scholars||2005 - 2015||Reviewer, Journal of Holistic Nursing|
Honors and Awards
- 2016-2018: Watson Caring Science Post-Doctoral Senior Scholar, Boulder, CO. with Dr. Jean Watson, Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI).
- 2014: Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty program: Struthers Parkinsons’ Disease Center, Minneapolis, MN.
- 2005: Fellowship at the Summer Genetics Institute, National Institute of Health (National Institute of Nursing Research, NINR), Bethesda, Maryland.
- 2009: Mayo Clinic Excellence in Nursing Award from the Nursing Division Leadership Group
- 2005: Mayo Clinic Excellence in Nursing Award from the Nursing Division Leadership Group
- 2007: Lilly Grant: In collaboration with Dr. Susan Nash, applied for a Lilly Grant to develop a program for students related to “calling and vocation”.
- 2010 Summer: CTL Hybrid Course Development
- 2012: Peer Collaboration to Improve Teaching and Learning. Augsburg College Center for Teaching and Learning. Funded scholarship.
- 2012-2015: Invited faculty facilitator Watson Caring Science & International Caritas Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
- 2013: Writers Retreat, Dunrovin Christian Brother’s Center, Augsburg Center for Teaching and Learning. Funded award.
- 2014, June, 24-27: Invited guest at the Native American Gathering of tribes at “Mato Tipila” (Devil’s Tower National Park).
- 2016: Foundations of Course Design for Online Environments. St. Catherine University, Academic Technology.
- 2016: Perkins, J., Pharris, M., & Nelson, D. Development of a Transcultural Holistic Baccalaureate Nursing Program Based on Unitary Caring Science.
- 2016: Aquino-Russell, C. & Perkins, J., Stress, Transcendental Meditation ™, and Teaching-Learning in Academia
- 2018: Aquino-Russell, C. & Perkins, J., Transforming Presence: Transcendental Meditation® Reveals the Spirit of Nurses. Research Findings Seen Through the Lens of Nursing Theory
- NURS 4603 Holistic Nursing: Reflection in Action
- NURS 4203 Holistic Nursing Approaches to Mental Health
- NURS 3705 Holistic Nursing Care of Children and Childbearing Families
- NURS 4303 Holistic Nursing Advances Leading and Influencing
- NURS 4704 Unification of Nursing Concepts and Contexts in Holistic Complex Care
- NURS 4704 Unification of Nursing Concepts and Contexts in Holistic Complex Care
- NURS 3106 Fundamentals of Nursing and Holistic Care
- NURS 3303 Human Caring: Role and Culture
|2016 - 2018||Post Doctoral Studies, Post Doctoral Senior Scholar, Watson Caring Science Institute|
|1999 - 2004||PhD, University of Colorado ‐ Health and Science Center Denver|
|1997 - 1999||MS, University of Minnesota Minneapolis ‐ Psych/Mental Health Nursing|
|1988 - 1991||MA, St Mary's College Graduate Center, Minneaplis, MN. ‐ Liberal and Integrated Studies|
Watson's Ten Caritas Processes with the Lens of Unitary Human Caring Science Nursing Science Quarterly. (2021)
The author in this paper articulates how Watson’s caritas processes evolved to caritas-veritas light on virtues, facilitating unitary transformative experience. This shift builds harmonic coherence between major streams of consciousness that focus on (a) the ...
Practicing transcendence in meditation speeds nurses’ evolutionary development: Shining the light of consciousness through the lens of Unitary Human Caring Science Visions (2020)
Unitary Human Caring Science (UHCS) based on the Science of Unitary Human Beings and caritas-veritas consciousness provides a lens for viewing lived experiences of doctoral nursing students practicing Transcendental Meditation ®. Caritas-Veritas, through the light of ...
Perkins, J. B. Accessing the Sacred, the Essence of Nursing: Watson’s Ten Caritas Processes™ Revisited Through the Lens of Unitary Human Caring Science. Nursing Science Quarterly. (2020)
This paper articulates how Watson’s Caritas ProcessesTM evolved to Caritas-Veritas Light on Virtues, facilitating unitary transformative experience. This shift builds harmonic coherence between major streams of consciousness that focus on: 1. The physical and conceptually ...
AHNCC-Endorsed_StKate_Beginnings_Feb 2019 AHNA Beginnings (2019)
St. Catherine University has a long history of educating healthcare professionals, and a reputation for producing skilled and compassionate practitioners. A dynamic university educating women to lead and influence, St. Catherine University prepares students to ...
Chapter 38: Unitary Caring Science and Multicultural Perspectives in A Handbook for Caring Science: Expanding the Paradigm A Handbook for Caring Science: Expanding the Paradigm (2019)
This chapter addresses the integrality of UCS and multicultural perspectives in such a way that barriers to understanding shift and opportunities for healing prevail. The evolution of nursing science can be seen in the ongoing ...
Faculty Corner: A Voice from St Catherine University. AHNCC Endorsed Schools e-Newsletter (2019)
St. Catherine University’s newly endorsed AHNCC BSN program has three sections: a day section in the College for Women, an online RN to BSN section, and a new hybrid (online and face-to-face) section in the ...
The Sacred Self as The Essence of Nursing, References Updated 9-1-2020 .pdf (2017)
The direct experience of the sacred within self is revealed as the essence of nursing when the Caritas Processes® of Watson’s theory of nursing are practiced and articulated through the lens of a unitary worldview. ...
Perkins, J. Respondent to Ch. 1 by Smith, M. “Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives Related to Complexity Science in Nursing” in Davidson, A., Ray, M. & Turkel, M. (Eds.). Nursing, caring, and complexity science: For human-environment well-being. New York: Springer Publishing Company. American Journal of Nursing Book of the year Award (2011) Nursing, caring, and complexity science: For human-environment well-being. (2011)
Cosmology of Compassion for Nursing Explicated Via Self, a Science and Spirit (2004)
The purpose of this dissertation is to explicate a Cosmology of Compassion (CC). This cosmology uncovers a shift in the consciousness of humanity from ordinary awareness to an expanded field of information and potential. Compassion/love ...
Meditation Facilitates Nurses’ Expanding Consciousness Within Unitary Human Caring Science 41st AHNA Annual Conference: Weaving Traditions to Create Solutions & Find Balance. (2021) (2021)
This qualitative research explicates Caritas-Veritas-Consciousness (Watson 2018) within the lived experience of doctoral nursing students practicing TM in deep relationship with Spirit/Soul/Source. TM is a simple, natural technique facilitating health and healing, grounded in Vedic ...
Unitary Human Caring Science _Embodied in Nursing Curriculum and Soul_Self 41st AHNA Annual Conference: Weaving Traditions to Create Solutions & Find Balance. (2021)
The direct experience of many ways of knowing embraced by indigenous and traditional cultures unveil our common humanity with new understanding and healing approaches. The expanding consciousness (heart/mind/soul) of humanity, articulated in Unitary Human Caring ...
UNITARY HUMAN CARING SCIENCE: Articulating the Disciplinary Perspective and Structure of Nursing Knowledge Perkins, J.B. (2019). Unitary Human Caring Science: Articulating the disciplinary perspective and structure of nursing knowledge [Abstract]. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Nursing Theory: A 50-Year Perspective Past and Future Abstracts, F-30 (2019)
UHCS emerged from a confluence of nursing theorists. Rogers’ (1970, 1992) ideas of the unitary human being shaped the essential foundation of UHCS. Newman and colleagues noted Health as Expanding Consciousness (Newman, 1994) via three ...
Unitary Human Caring Science Embodied in an AHNA Endorsed Holistic Nursing Curriculum Nursing Theory: A 50-Year Perspective Past and Future Case Western Reserve University March 21-22, 2019 Cleveland, Ohio (2019)
This presentation addresses how Unitary Human Caring Science (UHCS) is expressed throughout a hybrid pre-licensure Bachelor of Science (BSN) nursing program. UHCS emerged from harmonic coherence of the theoretical works of Rogers (1970,1992), Newman (1994), ...
Embracing Caritas Literacy- Caritas Processes and Consciousness of the Expert Nurse in Unitary Human Caring Science .pdf Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) Post Doctoral Senior Scholar Presentation (2018)
Embracing Caritas Literacy: Caritas Processes and Consciousness of the Expert Nurse in Unitary Human Caring Science Joyce B. Perkins PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP Newman, Sime, and Cocoran-Perry (1991) wrote of the particulate/determinate, interactive/integrative, and unitary/transformative paradigms of ...
A Cosmology of Compassion: Patterns of Relating, Unfolding the Metaphysics of Praxis in the Everyday Symposium Presentations (1½ hours, 30 minutes each) 3 Abstract Presentations: #1 Transforming Presence: The Power and Social Impact of a Transcendent Consciousness; Abstract Presentation #2: Embracing Caritas Literacy: Caritas Processes and Consciousness of the Expert Nurse in Unitary Human Caring Science; and Abstract Presentation #3: Educating the Caritas Nurse: Developing Curriculum for Practicing Within a Unitary Human Caring Science. International Association of Human Caring (IAHC) Caring from a public perspective: The social impact of caring science on health and healing. May 30 to June 1, 2018 (2018)
Abstract Presentation #1 Transforming Presence: The Power and Social Impact of a Transcendent Consciousness Joyce B. Perkins PhD, BS, MA, MS, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, RMP-T, ACE-GFI Catherine Aquino-Russell PhD, RN, BScN, MNThis presentation derives from ...
Nursing Education meets Transcendental Meditation ® (TM®) for Shining Light on Virtues University of New Brunswick, Moncton campus, Nova Scotia, Canada. (2018)
Aquino-Russell, C. & Perkins, J., (2018). Transforming Presence: Transcendental Meditation® Reveals the Spirit of Nurses. Research Findings Seen Through the Lens of Nursing Theory. Nursing Research Day, University of New Brunswick, Moncton campus, Nova Scotia, ...
Graduate Nurses Experience the Sacred During Transcendental Meditation ® (TM®) 3rd Annual European Conference, Caring Science, Sacred Science, June 19-23, 2017, Lucca, Italy: Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) (2017)
Title: Graduate Nurses Experience the Sacred During Transcendental Meditation ® (TM®)Background: This qualitative pilot study enhances understanding of what it is like for MAN and DNP students to practice the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique while ...
THE WAY OF THE HEART: ONE HEALER’S JOURNEY TO UNDERSTANDING HEALING/ENLIGHTENMENT: HOW UNDERSTANDING NURSING THEORY EVOLVED ALONGSIDE THE DIRECT EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED WITHIN University of New Brunswick, Moncton campus, Nova Scotia, Canada. (2017)
Introductory Biography Joyce Perkins PhD, M.A., M.S., Post-Doctoral Senior Scholar in Unitary Human Caring ScienceAHN-BC, CHTP, RMT-P, ACE-GFI Dr. Perkins is an Associate Professor at St. Catherine University Department of Nursing in St. Paul, MN. Dr. ...
Courses taught at St Catherine University School of Nursing
2022 Spring NURS 3303_ Sylabus Final.docx Human Caring: Professional Roles and Culture (2022)
This course presents the nursing triad model of compassionate care: nurse as scientist, artist, and healing presence. The baccalaureate student is introduced to philosophy, theory, and concepts of the art and science of nursing along ...
Final Spring 2202 4303 Syllabus (2).docx Holistic Nursing Advances: Leading and Influencing (2022)
This course expands on complexity science and examines holistic leadership and change theories. Students explore holistic transformational leadership, with an emphasis on collaborating with intra and inter professional healthcare teams to achieve excellence and data-driven ...
Nurs4704Spring2022-BDP-CFA-Syllabus-.docx Unification of Nursing Concepts and Contexts in Holistic Complex Care (2022)
In this course the nursing student synthesizes concepts/contexts, as used in holistic complex nursing situations, to navigate the various paradigms/worldviews presented by diverse human expressions of health and healing. Learning from all previous nursing courses ...