Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
An investigation of pre-nursing and second-year baccalaureate nursing students' perception of spirituality
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Barbara A. Tucker
Dr. Janice A. Maville
Dr. Carolina G. Huerta
This pilot study investigated whether spiritual care education is a part of the baccalaureate nursing curriculum at a south Texas university. This study used two standardized scales to compare the pre-nursing students' and senior baccalaureate nursing students' attitude about spirituality at different levels in the nursing program. Two quantitative questionnaires were used to investigate the nursing students' personal spiritual involvement and beliefs and their opinions about the spiritual role of the nurse in meeting patient spiritual needs. No statistically significant differences in the two group's personal spiritual involvement and beliefs were found. Statistically significant differences were found in the opinions about the spiritual role of the nurse in meeting patient spiritual needs.
University of Texas-Pan American
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