Belmont Nursing Faculty Published in Journal of Professional Nursing

Charlton and Wofford
Charlton, left, and Wofford, right

Amy Charlton, lecturer in Belmont’s School of Nursing, and Dr. Linda Wofford, professor and director of the graduate nursing program, co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Professional Nursing, the official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The article, “Maladaptive coping behaviors in pre-licensure nursing students: An integrative review,” notes nursing students as more likely than other majors to have a mental health crisis, and burnout is reduced and outcomes are improved when at-risk nursing students are identified by faculty.

Through their research, Charlton and Wofford emphasize the need for stress management coaching and mentoring services for nursing student success.