Date of Paper/Work


Type of Paper/Work

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Susan Hageness


Doctor of Nursing Practice


The use of evidence-based practice stress reduction techniques among practicing nurses has been successful in decreasing levels of stress and burnout. This Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project seeks to understand if implementing these evidence-based techniques among newly enrolled nursing students will help decrease their stress levels and build resilience before entering into the nursing profession. A 15-minute online educational module was created for newly enrolled nursing students at a Minnesota based university. Students were asked to complete a pre-intervention survey, watch the educational module and practice five different stress reduction techniques over a four-week period, and then complete the post-intervention survey. Results of the project were inconclusive due to a very limited number of student participants. This lack of participation in the project may indicate that stress amongst these nursing students was high and highlights a strong need for integration of resilience training and stress reduction education in nursing curricula.

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