1. Hughes, Jennifer DNP, FNP-BC
  2. Smith, Lynette S. PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
  3. Garrett-Wright, Dawn PhD, PMHNP-BC, CNE


Nurses receive little training on smoking cessation education delivery in their nursing curricula and practice settings. A brief intervention to assess nurses' knowledge and behavior regarding smoking cessation education found increases in knowledge and intended behavior. In their practice setting, nurses maintained their knowledge long term; however, nurses did not change their behavior to match their intentions of increasing the delivery of smoking cessation education.