FEATURESCharacteristics of and Factors Influencing College Nursing Students' Willingness to Utilize mHealth for Health PromotionSittig, Scott PhD, MHI, RHIA; Hauff, Caitlyn PhD; Graves, Rebecca J. PhD, NP-C; Williams, Susan G. PhD, RN; McDermott, Ryon C. PhD; Fruh, Sharon PhD, FNP-BC; Hall, Heather PhD, RN-C, NNP-BC; Campbell, Matt PhD; Swanzy, Debra DNP, RN; Wright, Theresa DNP, RN, CCRC; Hudson, Geoffrey M. PhD, CSCSAuthor Information Author Affiliations: School of Computing (Drs Sittig and Campbell), College of Education and Professional Studies (Drs Hauff, McDermott, and Hudson), College of Nursing (Drs Graves, Williams, Fruh, Hall, and Swanzy), University of South Alabama, Mobile. The abstract of this article was presented at the Association for Information Systems' Americas Conference on Information Systems 2019 as part of the Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) Talk Sessions. Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number UL1TR001417. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Corresponding author: Scott Sittig, PhD, MHI, RHIA, 150 Jaguar Dr, Mobile, AL 36688 (firstname.lastname@example.org). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: May 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 5 - p 246-255 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000600 Buy Metrics Abstract More than half of practicing nurses have suboptimal physical or mental health. Impaired health is associated with a 76% higher likelihood that nurses will make medical errors. Improving the health habits of nursing students is essential to shaping and sustaining health prior to joining the workforce. Technology such as mobile health applications holds great promise in facilitating behavioral change and encouraging healthy habits in nursing students. Identifying the predictors of willingness to use mobile health is essential to creating mobile health applications that will engage nursing students and promote sustainable usage. Evaluation of psychological, attitudinal, and health-related correlates of mobile health can highlight predictors of willingness to use mobile health, which can influence nursing students' utilization and long-term engagement with mobile health applications. Analysis of these correlates shows that psychological attributes, such as hope, play a role in the willingness to use and may facilitate engagement in the utilization of a mobile health application. Development of a mobile health application that increases hope and helps establish healthy habits may enable nursing students to remain healthy throughout their lives, creating a new generation of happier, healthier nurses and, ultimately, improving safety for patients under their care. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.