Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Lisa Van Getson , APRN, DNP, FNP-C

Second Advisor

Brianna Darcy, DNP, APRN, CNS


A literature search on parenting stress determined there is a need for treatment options to reduce parenting stress. Stress resulting from parenting can be physically and emotionally damaging to both the parent and their child. Mindfulness meditation provides parents with the skills to become conscious of their emotions before acting upon them. Newman's (1994) Health as Expanding Consciousness Theory (HEC) explained that as a person continues to develop, the persong's consciousness expands and coexists with the universe, resulting in higher levels of consciousness. The more conscious parents become will help to reduce the parenting stress they are experiencing. The scholarly project provided mindfulness meditation education to seven females and three males resulting in reduced parenting stress. Mindfulness meditation can be implemented into daily nursing practice to reduce parenting stress.


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