3027-16: A User's Guide to Integrating Mindfulness in Undergraduate Nursing Education

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Recorded On: 10/21/2016

3027-16: A User's Guide to Integrating Mindfulness in Undergraduate Nursing Education

This presentation focuses on the “how to” of implementing self-care, including mindfulness, into an undergraduate nursing curriculum.  The presentation reviews preliminary findings of the effects on perceived stress among student nurses who engaged in classroom-based mindfulness interventions.

Presenters: Bethany Tollefson, MSN, RN; Lindsay Anderson, MS, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 

Session Length: 33 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Translate two of the presented mindfulness techniques to your own practice or educational setting.
2.  Appraise the benefits of integrating self-care techniques, such as mindfulness, in undergraduate nursing education.
3.  Improve current educational environments through intentional integration of mindfulness practices using the examples shown in this presentation.

Keywords: Undergraduate Education, Mindfulness, Stress, Journal, Self Care, Faculty

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, October 21
2:45pm - 3:30pm

Release Date: February 21, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019





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