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561-297-3022, or
Christine Dardet, APR
954- 753-5038,

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Dean Honored as Visionary in Caring Science

BOCA RATON, FL (May 28, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing dean, Anne Boykin, R.N., Ph.D., has been honored with the 2009 Visionary Caring Science Award by the Watson Caring Science Institute.   Dean Boykin recently received the award at the International Caritas Consortium in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Watson Caring Science Institute is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to continue and expand the nature and depth of the work of caring and healing in science.

 “We are excited and honored to have this occasion and pleasure of recognizing Anne,” said Jean Watson, Ph.D., R.N., A.H.N., B.C., F.A.A.N., founder of the Watson Caring Science Institute, and distinguished professor of nursing and endowed chair in Caring Science at the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center.   “It is a delight to acknowledge and make public her leadership and remarkable success as a dean who is dedicated to sustaining Caring science, theory, and philosophy as the foundation of the discipline and profession of nursing.”

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s philosophy focuses on the concept of Caring in nursing:  advancing the science, studying its meaning, practicing the art, and living it day-to-day.  Its state-of-the-art facility on FAU’s Boca Raton campus equips students and faculty to address present, emerging and future healthcare needs with passion and compassion.

For more information about giving to FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, contact Anne Boykin at 561-297-3206 or, or visit


Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is committed to nurturing the wholeness of persons and environment through Caring.

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

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