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Vision

The Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing is the global catalyst for promoting the universal visibility and significance of caring in nursing.

Mission

The Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing provides the global leadership for nursing education, practice, and research grounded in caring; promotes the valuing of caring across disciplines; and supports the caring mission of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.

History of the Institute

The Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing was created in 2011 through a generous gift from benefactor, Christine E. Lynn. Christine Lynn, a longtime friend and supporter of the College, made this gift at the time of Dean Boykin’s retirement as a way to mark the significant and long-standing commitment and dedication of the College to advance the knowledge of caring in nursing. This endowment provides a unique and special opportunity for the College to continue its leadership in making visible the global significance of caring in nursing.

Beliefs

Beliefs about caring in nursing that ground the Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing include:

  • Caring Knowledge is a substantive domain of the discipline and practice of nursing
  • Caring is not unique to nursing but is unique in nursing
  • Caring Intentionality grounds and implicitly shapes nursing
  • The nursing situation is understood as a co-created living experience in which the caring between nursing and persons enhances well-being
  • Caring creates unity of meaning among paradoxes
  • To be human is to be caring

Goals of the Institute

  • Disseminate substantive knowledge of caring through various venues.
  • Support ongoing faculty development and mentorship of scholars in caring science.
  • Advance inter-professional education from a caring perspective.
  • Conduct systematic reviews of the literature on caring to enhance evidence-based practice.
  • Promote awareness of the Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing through various marketing strategies.

For further information about the Anne Boykin Institute for the Advancement of Caring in Nursing, please contact:

 

Ms. Nancy Parent
Executive Secretary
Dean’s Office
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, NU 301
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Phone: (561) 297-3207
Email: nparent@fau.edu