First Advisor

Dr. Lora Claywell


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Number of Pages

74 pages



This DNP project was created to implement mindfulness training and programming to nursing school educators within the East Texas regional area to increase their recognition and the importance of self-care through mindfulness. This DNP project entailed the crucial aspects of concern from the DNP student’s perspective regarding the significant increase in nursing academic faculty stress levels, along with burnout, and the detrimental causes that would occur if left unexamined. This project utilized a convenience sampling style approach gathered via snowball procedures of nursing school educator participants within the East Texas regional area. Participants were provided with mindfulness education and training and the ability to implement this into their daily routines to alleviate levels and symptoms of stress. The DNP project followed a pre and post intervention quality improvement design investigating the influence of the integration of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program within the individual. Results showed that mindfulness-based stress reduction programming had a very influential effect on nurse educators while also expanding their knowledge and heightening the attentiveness and importance of self-care and personal wellness.

Keywords: stress, self-awareness, self-efficacy, nursing educators, mindfulness-based, programming, nursing, burnout

Date of Award

Spring 2023

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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