Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Motivational interviewing (Ml) is an effective technique for helping clients make lifestyle changes and adhere to recommended treatment plans. Faith community nurses trained to use motivational interviewing can empower individuals to make changes which reduce their risk for complications from chronic health conditions. Findings suggest a faith community nurse who uses motivational interviewing techniques during health coaching has a greater likelihood of helping clients with hypertension make lifestyle changes that reduce the risk for complications from cardiovascular disease.