Differences in drinking patterns between female nursing and nonnursing students

Desiree Hensel, Ruth C. Engs, Mary Jean Middleton

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This study compared the drinking patterns of 123 female nursing students with those of 185 female students of other majors enrolled beyond the freshman year at a large public university. High-risk drinking patterns did not vary significantly between the 2 groups, suggesting that students' drinking patterns reflected the norms of their institution. Prevention strategies geared at campus culture and that target students still enrolled in prerequisites may be needed to reduce alcohol abuse in nursing students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalNurse educator
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • alcohol abuse
  • binge drinking
  • college students
  • nursing education
  • professional values
  • substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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