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Fostering Academic Success in Nursing Students Through Mindfulness: A Literature Review

Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 12, Number 4, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Mindful-based stress reduction (MBSR) by freshman nursing students could potentially increase academic success in both the clinical and classroom settings by decreasing stress and anxiety levels.Nursing student anxiety has been widely researched in the literature; however, positive coping mechanisms have not. High levels of anxiety and stress have been proven to narrow the perceptual field, decrease retention of learned material, and increase nursing student failure. MBSR focuses on developing new thought processes in order to elicit the behavior of mindfulness.Literature search included EBSCO host, CINAHL, and MEDLINE.There is a lack of research that includes student clinical and classroom outcomes based on MBSR to assist the nursing student in academic success and clinical reasoning.It is surmised that combining Lazarus and Folkman's Transactional Model of Stress and Coping with MBSR would be a solid framework for guiding nursing faculty in the practice of mindfulness for anxiety and stress reduction in nursing students.This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.


Manocchi, P.E. (2017). Fostering Academic Success in Nursing Students Through Mindfulness: A Literature Review. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12(4), 298-303. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 4, 2020 from .

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