Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




By 2020 the USA will experience a tremendous nursing shortage. Unfortunately the public does not know what nurses do nor the rewards associated with the profession of nursing. Nursing has had difficulty competing with other professions offering more pay, better schedules and promises of exciting careers. The purpose of this graduate integrative project is to describe a children's book written with the intention of educating and recruiting future generations for the profession of nursing. Background information will be provided to illustrate the need for such a book, including general information on the current nursing shortage, the disparity of men and minorities in the profession of nursing, the process of writing for children between the ages of ten and 12 and targeting youth for the profession of nursing. Rosemarie Rizzo Parse's theory of human becoming is the theoretical foundation for this project, due to contributions she has made in nursing.


SC 11.MAN.2008.Luedtke.CA

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Nursing Commons