FEATURESWatson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring Factors Impacting Nurses Professional CaringVandenhouten, Christine PhD, RN, APHN-BC; Kubsch, Sylvia PhD, RN; Peterson, Margaret BSN, RN; Murdock, Jennifer BSN, RN; Lehrer, Leslie BSN, RN Author Information University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay. Correspondence: Christine Vandenhouten, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: November/December 2012 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 - p 326-334 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31826ed0e8 Buy Metrics Abstract This study's purpose was to identify factors impacting nurses' perceived professional caring. The sample of 242 nurses completed a researcher-developed survey based on Watson's theory of transpersonal caring. Results showed that experienced, hospital-based nurses and those demonstrating greater familiarity with Watson's theory had higher caring scores. Implications for education, practice, and research are suggested. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.