Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




Homeless youth are a marginalized culture in our society. The resiliency of this population is remarkable. It is crucial that the transcultural nurse aid these youth in finding inner strength, making healthy choices, and being a source of support lbr the youth. By developing and implementing this rnodel of integration, the author was able to I organize a time of physical activity, social interaction, relationship building, and positive reinforcement. The processes and relationships unfolded throughout the sessions. The model of integration allowed the author to experience personal and professional growth, acknowledge the profound impact of teamwork, and practice the use of intentionality. Most importantly, the author was able to enter into the culture of youth through the youth's eyes, a remarkable, life changing experience.


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Nursing Commons