Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Frances Sparti


Participating in health-promoting behaviors is essential for maintaining optimal physical and mental well-being. Nurses play a significant role in supporting the nation’s health, however, nursing shortages impact the ability to meet the complex health demands in a growing population. Guided by Nola J. Pender's health promotion model, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the self-perceived health-promoting lifestyle behaviors of faculty nurse educators. A convenience sample of 13 faculty nurses were studied using a descriptive, non-experimental research design. The 52-item Health-Promoting Lifestyle II (HPLP II) survey was used to evaluate the six dimensions of: health responsibility, interpersonal relations, nutrition, physical activity, spiritual growth, and stress management using a 4-point Likert scale (1 = never, 2 = sometimes, 3 = often, 4 = routinely). The survey was analyzed using mean scores of the total HPLP II survey, as well as the six dimensions to determine the degree to which nurses participated in the activities. The mean score of the overall HPLP II survey was 2.64, indicating the average response was between “sometimes” and “often”. Among the subscales, physical activity ranked lowest with a mean score of 2.23, while interpersonal relations ranked highest with a mean score of 3.07.

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