Date of Award

Summer 2021

Document Type

Project – Full Written

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Yvonne Smith


Nurses encounter multiple stressors throughout each shift. If this is not managed well through self-care and coping strategies, it can negatively impact one 's health and the well-being and care delivered to patients. The purpose of this project is to bring awareness of current self-care strengths and limitations of nursing students, equipping students with evidence-based practices to enhance self-care. This effort can lead to improved patient care outcomes by decreasing job turnover, burnout, and compassion fatigue. The participants in this project were pre-licensure nursing students in the final semester of nursing school. Participants attended a didactic lecture, completed the Mindful Self-Care Survey-Standard to identify currentlevels of self -care practices, and participated in a role-play scenaiio to practice self-care techniques. Data was collected by qualitative and quantitative methods. To conclude, implementation of the project successfully provided education and integration of self-care techniques to manage stress nursing students can currently utilize and will be important in their future nursing careers.

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