Date of Award

Winter 11-7-2011

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)



First Advisor

Cheryl Leuning


By the year 2030, an estimated 22% of the U.S. population will be older than 65, which translates to more than 70 million people. Maintaining and improving an older adult's functional status in all aspects of his or her life will be crucial for elderly persons, their communities, and society as a whole. Nurses practicing within a faith community have a unique opportunity to autonomously implement community-focused wellness programs that will honor each person's self described needs. The purpose of this project is to develop a nurse facilitated health and wellness program for older adults in a suburban Lutheran faith community. The program is based on the Rosemarie Parse's Human Becoming School of Thought and incorporates the concept of health coaching.


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Included in

Nursing Commons