In moderation, stress is a normal response to a perceived challenge which can motivate an individual to perform at their best. Nursing students consistently report a significant amount of stress which has been found to be greater than their non-nursing peers. The purpose of this study is to assess the level of stress reported by second-semester freshman and sophomore students who have declared nursing as a major, compared with the level of stress experienced by junior and senior students who are enrolled in the university's nursing program. Through this comparison, a conclusion can be drawn as to the level of stress experienced while enrolled in a nursing program, with the level of stress prior to being exposed to the challenges presented by the program. It is intended that the outcomes from this study can be utilized to address stress as it relates to a nursing student from pre-admission through graduation.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Orlando (Main) Campus
Regner, Daniel M., "Considering Stress in a Nursing Student Context: Pre-Admission to Pre-Graduation" (2018). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 300.
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