Decreasing Stress Among Graduate Entry Nursing Students Through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

dc.contributor.advisor Tse, Alice Bumanglag, Beatriz Brittany Ulep
dc.contributor.department Nursing 2021-09-30T18:18:06Z 2021-09-30T18:18:06Z 2021 D.N.P.
dc.subject Nursing
dc.subject graduate entry nursing students
dc.subject mindfulness
dc.subject stress
dc.title Decreasing Stress Among Graduate Entry Nursing Students Through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.abstract The graduate entry program in nursing (GEPN) is a non-traditional, accelerated program with a challenging curriculum and heavy workload. In addition to the program’s demands, GEPN students also face internal stressors such as pressures for high performance, re-entry into the student role, and a change in self-image. It is inevitable that GEPN students will face stress during the program. When left unresolved, stress can have negative consequences on students’ academic performance. The aim of this Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) project was to implement a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program to decrease first-semester GEPN students’ stress levels and support their academic progression in the program. From September 2020 to October 2020, weekly MBSR sessions were provided via Zoom platform. Data was collected through several tools to determine participants’ perceived stress levels. Four participants attended all scheduled MBSR sessions. Results of these participants’ surveys suggest the MBSR sessions helped reduce their stress levels or keep their stress level at the same rating. No increase in stress levels were reported after a MBSR session. Feedback provided at the completion of the 8-week MBSR program showed participants’ continued interest in future MBSR sessions, satisfaction with the program, and its applicability to future practice
dcterms.extent 51 pages
dcterms.language en
dcterms.publisher University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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