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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Hofland


nursing school curricula, religious aspects of nursing, spiritual healing and spiritualism


The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between student and instructor perceptions of spiritual care as it is contained within their nursing schools' curricula. Student and instructor perceptions of spiritual nursing care, of the number of hours of spiritual care content, of perceptions of the extent that spiritual care is applied by students to the care of patients, of levels of comfort applying/teaching spiritual care, and of adequacy of spiritual care content in the curricula of nursing programs were examined.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nursing schools -- Curricula
Nursing -- Religious aspects
Spiritual healing and spiritualism



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