This capstone project discusses an eight-week Mindfulness Meditation Program for nursing students. It can be implemented virtually or face-to-face in either the didactic or clinical portion of a course. This capstone project was implemented virtually. The purpose of the project is to introduce mindfulness meditation to nursing students to build resilience and reduce stress. The weekly topics include: Orientation, Being Fully Present, Responding Mindfully Without Judgment, Communication, Teamwork, Compassion, Balanced Life, and Closure. Pre- and post-assessments of anxiety, stress, and mindfulness are evaluated with the Burn Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10), and Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS). Mindfulness Meditation prepares nursing students to be more self-aware, to respond instead of react, and deliver compassionate and nonjudgmental nursing care.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education
Cho, Christine, "Mindfulness Meditation for Nursing Students" (2020). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 14.