Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Are future nurses equipped to manage the nursing environment and set an example for their patients through personal health promotion practices? Nursing education can cause significant stress that negatively impacts nursing students’ health behaviors. In addition, the college years are an important period for the development of health habits with long-ranging effects on individuals’ health outcomes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Baccalaureate students demonstrate changes in their self health-promoting attitudes and behaviors related to the unique demands of nursing education. A cross-sectional survey format was used to evaluate health behaviors, measured using components of the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II (HPLP-II). Results indicate a significant link between health behaviors and age, sex, and diagnosis of a chronic illness or mental illness.
Self health-promoting attitudes, self health-promoting behaviors, higher education demands, nursing school
Leavitt, M. (2021). Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Personal Health-Promoting Attitudes and Behaviors. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/131