"My research projects converge on a program of study on "life transitions" such as pain relief using complementary/alternative interventions during postoperative conditions, understanding developmental life processes in situations such as time experiences among the elderly, transitioning from life-threatening situations due to illnesses such as those experienced by patients exposed to Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and living situations of desiring a practice that is congruent with the demands for technological competency and caring in nursing. Appreciation of life transitions through art and aesthetics in nursing strengthens my motivation me to advance research and creative expertise. These research studies emphasize unique expressions of persons that require understanding. Gathering and generating data through graphic illustrations and art works such as paintings and music representing human experiences enhance understanding of meaningful life. Nursing phenomena anticipate revealing through nursing research. The use of varied research approaches to understand personal life transitions is demanding."

"Invigorating my philosophical views of human beings are conceptualizations of wholeness of persons, particularly as influenced by technologies in nursing practice, competency, and the caring of/for persons dependent on mechanical devices, and the prospect of futuristic appreciations of humans as being demanding and expecting nursing congruence in a post-human world."

"My commitment to service in nursing is evident in my current and future endeavors. I sustain a program of service that includes teaching and research in various settings, particularly in the international arena. I believe that the smallness of the world has created a more diverse global citizenry. Appreciating this diversity furthers one's commitments to knowing others as participants in the drama of what it is to be in this world. Further, I exercise my vision of service in nursing as the appreciation of the integral nature and value of globalization. Importantly, I believe that the unfolding of a reciprocal relationship is built upon the perspective of wanting to know others through first-hand contacts, as in international exchange programs and study-abroad courses. Publishing in international journals, facilitating international conferences, participating in global networks and collaborating in multi-national research endeavors are some of the strategies through which I envision bringing this vision to fruition."

"Cultural influences dictating human organizations are motivating factors of knowing persons in their wholeness. I am committed to service to the academic world, the society, and the international community. As a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award to Uganda in 2000, the Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award in 2004, The Fulbright Senior Specialist Award in 2005 and through various consultancy works, initially with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other international projects, a citizen of the world may be a fitting description of my global person. It is a commitment I hold through my continuing knowing, appreciation, and understanding of persons through international nursing and health."


  • Philosophies of Science Grounding Nursing
  • Introduction to Nursing as Discipline and Profession
  • Nursing Research
  • Arts as Healing Modalities in Nursing
  • Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Advancing Technology, Caring, and Nursing

Research Interests

  • Experiences of Caring for/Being Cared for
  • Technology and Caring in Nursing
  • Music Listening and its Effects on Painful Situations
  • Waiting-to-know as phenomenon in nursing
  • Design and evaluation of holistic nursing practice projects
  • Expressions of caring in nursing: Arts and Aesthetics.
  • Curriculum design and development.
  • Lived experiences of older persons.
  • Study Abroad Programs - Uganda, Thailand, Japan, the Philippines.

Recent Publications

  • Matua, A.G. and Locsin, R. (2015). Like a moth to a flame: Ebola and the culture of caring in Sub-saharan Africa. In Ray, M. (2015). Transcultural Caring Dynamics, F.A. Davis, Co., New York, NY (ebook).
  • Locsin, R. (2015). Rozzano Locsin's Technological competency as caring in nursing: Knowing as process and technological knowing as practice. In Smith, M., & Parker, M. (eds). Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice (4th ed), New York, F.A. Davis, Co. (p, 451-462).
  • Locsin, R. and Purnell, M. (2009) A Contemporary Nursing Process: The (Un) Bearable Weight of Knowing in Nursing. Springer Publishing, New York.
  • Locsin, R. Barnard, A., and Locsin, R. (2007) Technology and Nursing Practice. Palgrave Macmillan Co., Ltd. UK.
  • Locsin, R. (2005) Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: A Model for Practice. Sigma Theta Tau International Press, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Locsin, R. (2001). Advancing Technology, Caring, and Nursing. Connecticut: Auburn House, Greenwood Publishing Group. Editor. (Released June 30, 2001).

Chapters & Journal Articles:

  • Locsin, R., Purnell, M. (2015). Advancing the Theory of Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: The Universal Technological Domain. International Journal for Human Caring, 19(2), 50-54.
  • Koszalinski, R., Locsin, R. (2015). Persons Who Are Dependent Upon Technologies for Care: Lived Experience of 'Being Cared For' following Lower Limb Amputation. International Journal for Human Caring, 19(3). (In press)
  • Yueren, Z., Yasuhara, Y., Tanioka, T., Sakiko, S., Tomotake, M., King, B., Locsin, R., Nakao, I., (2015). The Effect of a Psycho-Educational Program on Psychiatric Symptoms, Drug Attitude and Treatment Satisfaction of Patients with Schizophrenia, Open Journal of Psychiatry, 5, pp.229--237, 2015. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2015.53027
  • Matua, G.A., Van der Wal, D.M. Locsin, R.C. (2015). Ebola Virus and Haemorrhagic Syndrome. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 15(2). 171-176
  • Matua, G.A. Van der Wal, D.M., Locsin, R.C. (2015). Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks: Strategies for effective epidemic management, containment and control. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Disease. pii: S1413-8670(15)00075-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2015.02.004.
  • Miyagawa, M., Katou, K., Yasuhara, Y., Matsumoto, K., Suzuki, M., Takebayashi, T., Tanioka, T. and Locsin, R. (2014) Reliability Verification and Practical Effectiveness Evaluation of the Nursing Administration Analysis Formulae Based on PSYCHOMS®. Health, 6, 3013-3021.
  • Sato, M., Yasuhara, Y, Tanioka, T., Iwasa, Y, Miyake, M., Yasui, T., Tomotake, M., Kobayashi, H., & Locsin, R. (2014). Measuring quality of sleep and autonomic nervous function in health Japanese women. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 10, 89-96.
  • Locsin, R., and Campling, A.(2004). Techno sapiens, neomorts, and cyborgs: Nursing, caring, and the posthuman. In Locsin, R. Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: A Model for Practice. Center Nursing Press, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • McCaffrey, R., and Locsin, R. (2004). The effect of music listening on acute confusion and delirium in older adults undergoing elective hip ad knee surgery. International Journal of Older People Nursing. (Accepted for publication June 17, 2004).
  • Locsin, R. (2003). Two art forms illuminating the lived experiences of people "waiting to know." International Journal for Human Caring, 7(3), 26-29
  • Locsin, R., Barnard, A., Matua, A., & Bodo, B. (2003). Surviving Ebola: Understanding the experience through artistic expressions. International Nursing Review, 50(3), 156-166.
  • Locsin, R., & Matua. A (2002). The lived experience of waiting to know: Ebola at Mbarara, Uganda. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 37(2), 1-9.
  • Locsin, R. (2002). Aesthetic expressions of the lived world of waiting to know: Ebola at Mbarara, Uganda. Nursing Science Quarterly, 15(2), 123-130.
  • Locsin, R. (2002). The integration of family health, culture, and nursing: Prescriptions and Practices. Holistic Nursing Practice 17(1),8-9.
  • Locsin, R. (2002). Holistic healing: A practice of nursing. Holistic Nursing Practice, 16(5), VI-IX.
  • Locsin, R. (2002). Culture of nursing, preoccupation with prediction, and nursing intention. Holistic Nursing Practice, 16(4), 1-4.
  • Locsin, R. & Purnell, M (2002). Intimate partner violence and culture-centrism in nursing. Holistic Nursing Practice, 16(3), 1-4.
  • McCaffrey, R., & Locsin, R. (2002). Using music listening in nursing: A symphony of practice. Holistic Nursing Practice, 16(3-), 12-15.
  • Locsin, R. (2002). Quo Vadis: Advancing Nursing Practice or Advanced Practice Nursing? Holistic Nursing Practice, 16(2), 1-4.
  • Locsin, R. (2001). Practicing nursing: Technological competency as caring in nursing. In R. Locsin, (Ed). Advancing Technology, Caring, and Nursing. Connecticut: Auburn House, Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., pp. 88-95.
  • Locsin, R. (2001) The Culture of Technology: Defining Transformation in Nursing from "The Lady with a Lamp" to "Robonurse"? Holistic Nursing Practice, 16(1), 1-4.
  • Locsin, R. (2001). Culture-centrism: Holism and caring in nursing. Holistic Nursing Practice, 15(4), 1-4. Locsin, R. (2001). The dilemma of decision-making: Processing thinking critical to nursing. Holistic Nursing Practice, 15(3). 1-4.
  • Locsin, R. (2001). Nursing practice and the preoccupation of power over death. Holistic Nursing Practice, 15(2). 1-4.
  • Locsin, R. (2000). Building bridges: Affirming health and culture in nursing. Holistic Nursing Practice, 15(1),1-4
  • Locsin, R (2000). Expressing technological competency as caring among professional nurses. The Silliman Journal, 39(1), 11-22.

Keynote, Endnote, and Plenary

  • Co-creating Moments in the Universal Technological Domain: An Adaptive Visioning of the Theory of Technological Competency as Expression of Caring in Nursing. 36th International Caring Conference "Enduring the Spirit of Caring" International Association for Human Caring. May 20-23, 2015. Intercontinental Hotel. New Orleans, Louisiana. (Keynote).
  • The Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Researcher: Complexity Dynamics of Human Caring in a Technological World. First International Conference on Transforming Contemporary Nursing. December 1-3, 2014, Topland Hotel, Phitsanulok, Thailand. (Plenary)
  • Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: Futuristic Innovations in a Changing World of Human Health and Social Environments. Third International Qualitative Researching Nursing, Health, and Midwifery October 1-3, 2014, New Castle Convention Hall, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (Plenary)
  • Preserving Human Naturalness in a Changing Technological World. 35th International Caring Conference, Kyoto Convention Center, Kyoto, Japan, May 23-26, 2014 (EndNote)
  • Engagement in Qualitative Research: Phenomena of Interest and Rigors of Research. 17th East Asia Forum of Nurse Scholars (EAFONS). February 20-21, 2014, Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines. (Plenary).


  • Academic Excellence Award, Philippine American Society, 2010
  • Balik Scientist (Returning Scientist) Program, Department of Science & Technology, Philippines 2009
  • University Research of the Year - Professor, Scholarly & Creative Works, FAU 2006
  • Outstanding Alumni Award - Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Education St. Paul University of Dumaguete, Dumaguete City, Philippines 2004
  • Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award Center for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C. 2004-2006
  • Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity (Founders Award) Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Indianapolis (37th Biennial Convention - November 1-5) 2003
  • Julita V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor: Lifetime Achievement Award University of the Philippines, Nursing Alumni International Inc., Los Angeles, California 2003
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 2003
  • Fulbright Scholar Award Florida Center for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C. 2000-2001