Charlotte R. Weiss, PhD, MSN, ACNP-BC is an NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research (T32NR009356). Her research interest focuses on understanding the holistic experiences of family caregivers and improving the spiritual and emotional wellbeing/wellbecoming of family caregivers who navigate within liminal spaces while caring for loved ones with serious illness. Her work intersects qualitative research with arts-based methods, Unitary Caring Science paradigm, and palliative care interests.

Dr. Weiss recently completed her PhD in Nursing Science- Caring Science at The University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus. Her dissertation is titled “Personal Becoming through Caring for Loved Ones with Cancer, Stories of Liminality.” Her Master of Science in Nursing is from the University of Southern Indiana. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Oral Roberts University.

During her PhD training, she completed a Certificate of Teaching in Nursing and was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Colorado. She studied under Dr. Jean Watson and completed Watson Caring Science Institute’s Caritas Coach training.

Dr. Weiss has been a registered nurse for over 25 years, with clinical experience as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in hospital medicine, cardiology-electrophysiology, oncology, and palliative care. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and the International Association of Human Caring.

Dr. Weiss resides in coastal North Carolina with her husband who is a community hospice physician, her niece, a senior dog, and 2 cats. She continues to work clinically providing specialty palliative care services at a local level 2 Trauma Center.