Using a Campus Therapy Dog to Decrease Nursing Student Stress
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Pet therapy has emerged as an effective strategy to promote health and well-being and reduce social isolation and loneliness. The human-animal bond has a powerful impact on how people cope with stressors. Debby Hall, MSN, RN, CMSRN, shares how a therapy dog was used to reduce nursing students’ stress and anxiety in the capstone course in her ADN program.

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