This chapter will explore the factors related to perceived stress and related health outcomes for nursing students. We will explore mindfulness and stress reduction strategies on perceived stress experienced by undergraduate and graduate nursing students at a small, private university in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Nursing students face higher and different levels of stress with adverse health outcomes compared to other students. Literature has linked perceived stress to reduced physical/psychological health, increased sickness/absence, increased staff turnover, and poor job and academic performance. Nursing educators must provide coping strategies to nursing students at all levels, to enable them to attain a unique skill set to build resiliency and reduce perceived stress while managing physical and mental stressors of challenging nursing curricula.
Author Supplied Keywords
Stressors, Undergraduate, Graduate, Nursing Students, Mindfullness, Integrative Health
Stress, Psychological--Prevention & Control; Anxiety--psychology; Stress Management
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Vermeesch, Amber and Cox, Patricia, "Mindfulness and stress reduction strategies with undergraduate and graduate nursing students" (2021). Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations. 38.
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