Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




The purpose of this project is to design an education module for nurses on the phenomenon of transfer anxiety so they are able to recognize patient and family behaviors manifested as a result of anxiety at the time of transfer from intensive to general care. Anxiety at the time of transfer can negatively impact patients' therapeutic response to health care as well as minimize the effectiveness of family members as needed support. The multifactorial causes of transfer anxiety are well documented in professional literature but not well known by nurses. Information from published literature that supports transfer anxiety as a multifactorial transcultural phenomenon occurring in all age groups is incorporated into this nursing education. Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring provides support for nursing education to empower nurses to minimize transfer anxiety as part of the lived experience for patient and family through the use of intentional nursing interventions.


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Nursing Commons