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Curricular Interventions to Promote Self-care in Prelicensure Nursing Students

Ashcraft, Pamela, F., PhD, RN; Gatto, Susan, L., PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000450
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Personal self-care should be an expectation of the professional nursing role. This study evaluated self-care behaviors and perceptions of prelicensure nursing students after the integration of curricular interventions designed to promote self-care behaviors. Although few statistically significant changes were found, findings indicate that changes were beginning to occur and self-care behaviors were not declining: the curricular interventions are having a positive impact on self-care behaviors in nursing students.

Author Affiliations: Associate Professor (Dr Ashcraft and Dr Gatto) and Director (Dr Gatto), School of Nursing, University of Central Arkansas, Conway.

Dr Ashcraft was a participant in the 2017 NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat, sponsored by the NLN Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Ashcraft, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave, DHSC #136, Conway, Arkansas 72035 (

Accepted for publication: July 18, 2017

Published ahead of print: August 29, 2017

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