nursing curriculum, nursing students, self-care, self-care behaviors



  1. Ashcraft, Pamela F. PhD, RN
  2. Gatto, Susan L. PhD, RN


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.