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Mindfulness in a Graduate Nursing Curriculum: A Randomized Controlled Study

Plummer, Carrie, PhD, ANP-BC; Cloyd, Eydie, JD, PMHNP-BC; Doersam, Jennifer, K., MS; Dietrich, Mary, S., PhD; Hande, Karen, A., DNP, ANP-BC, CNE

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000277

This study evaluated a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for graduate nursing students. Forty-four participants engaged in 20 weekly, 1.5-hour sessions of mindfulness training. There were no statistically significant effects on participants' stress levels or quality of life, yet there was a statistically significant increase in overall mindfulness (P < .05).

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee (Drs Plummer, Cloyd, Dietrich, and Hande and Ms Doersam); and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee (DrDietrich).

Correspondence: Carrie Plummer, PhD, ANP-BC, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 461 21st Ave South, Godchaux Hall, Nashville, TN 37240 (

The authors acknowledge contribution of Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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