Abstract The need for nurses is growing with an older population and higher acuity patients. Nursing students are often stressed because they have a rigorous curriculum with their classroom learning and clinical or lab rotations. Nurse educators could enhance wellness in the curriculum by incorporating yoga, which has been proven to decrease stress and anxiety for many people. This systematic review validates the need for incorporating yoga into the nursing curriculum to improve wellness. Using a search of the following databases: Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (Medline), Elton B. Stephens Company (EBESCO), Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Sara Miller and George McCune Company (SAGE), and PubMed (Public/Publisher Medline), the researcher produced articles chosen for this review. Facilitating a deep understanding of wellness could assist nursing students in better self-care which would better equip them to care for others. A caring, stress-free environment is conducive to the learning process of nursing students. What better way to reduce stress than to start the morning by caring for yourself? Nurse educators who take the time to incorporate mindfulness into a curriculum are demonstrating compassion for the nursing students and support for them in their journey of learning. Keywords: nursing, student, yoga, stress, wellness

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