Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Committee Member

Vicky Carwein

Number of Pages



The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effects of a death and dying course on the death anxiety levels of registered nurses; The primary prevention mode of intervention of the Neuman Systems Model and Bandura's belief-oriented approach of the social learning theory provided the framework for this study. Templer's Death Anxiety Scale (DAS) was administered prior to the program (pre-test), immediately following the program (post-test I), and six weeks after the completion of the program (post-test II); Recommendations for further study include: replication with a larger sample group and random sampling, development of a tool which accurately measures death anxiety in registered nurses, assessment of educational interventions of death and dying curricula, use of Neuman's theory in continuing education programs, evaluation of timing of post-test administration of death anxiety tools, and the effects of religion and cultural values on death anxiety. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).


Anxiety; Continuing; Courses; Death; Education; Effects; Eight; Hour; Levels; Nurses; Registered; Registered nurses

Controlled Subject

Adult education; Nursing

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4.35 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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