Date of Paper/Work


Type of Paper/Work

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Heather Moulzolf


Doctor of Nursing Practice


Nurses have an obligation to maintain integrity with the practice of moral courage. Active learning strategies placed within the nursing curriculum can increase nurses’ awareness and practice of this obligation. This article describes a pilot project of active learning exercises used to build moral resilience and enhance the practice of moral courage in baccalaureate nursing students. The active learning strategies align with The Framework for Moral Courage in Nursing Practice and stimulate critical reflection, engage moral sensitivity, and support the necessity of taking action while maintaining integrity. Baccalaureate nursing student participants identified that the educational strategies in this pilot project enhanced their ability to engage in moral courage through personal growth.