Stress experienced by Turkish nursing students and related factors
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Objective: This study was determined Turkish nursing undergraduates may affect stress levels and stress they experience during their studies to determine the socio-demographic variables. Methods: This study, which descriptive cross-sectional in design study was completed with 821 students. The data was collected using the, information, forms and Stress in Nurse Education Questionnaire-SINE are collected. Results: Although average total scores of academic stress and practical stress, which are subdimensions of SINE, were close to each other, the score of academic stress was found to be a bit higher. Monitoring a suffering patient with regard to clinical stress was determined as the most stress-inducing situation. Being criticized by an instructor in clinic practice and fear of making a mistake while providing care were among other clinic stressors mostly reported by students. The difference between average subdimension and total scores for SINE according to universities in which students studied, gender, and perceived academic achievement was found to be significant (p<0.001). Conclusion: Preparing for exams, sitting for exams, and anxiety for being evaluated were the major academic stressors of nursing students. Monitoring a suffering patient, being criticized by an instructor, and fear of making a mistake while providing care were determined as clinic stressors.