Technologies, Nursing & HealthMindful Communication for Caring OnlineSitzman, Kathleen PhD, RN, CNE, ANEFAuthor Information College of Nursing, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Correspondence: Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, 526B Village Green Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557 (firstname.lastname@example.org) The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: January/March 2016 - Volume 39 - Issue 1 - p 38-47 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000102 Buy Metrics Abstract Six studies containing information related to conveying and sustaining caring in online nursing classrooms were analyzed for communication patterns among faculty and students. Six consistent communicative elements emerged from this analysis: offering full presence, acknowledging shared humanity, attending to the individual, asking for and providing frequent clarification, demonstrating flexibility, and pointing out favorable opportunities while acknowledging challenges. These elements reflected key aspects of Jean Watson's Caring Science and Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindfulness trainings, prompting guidelines and suggestions for engaging in mindful caring communication online. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.