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Master of Science (MS)
nursing student psychology, nursing study and teaching, stress, adjustment, educational acceleration
Accelerated baccalaureate student nurses (N = 59) responded via mail to a written survey regarding their perceptions of stressors and the helpfulness of various coping strategies during the accelerated program. A convenience sample consisting of accelerated students at three public and three private universities from geographically diverse locations across the United States were invited to participate in this study. Most students rated their stress as extensive or extreme. The amount of material in a short time and personal/family life issues were the most frequently mentioned stressors. The least helped coping strategy subcategories on the COPE Scales inventory (Carver, Scheier, and Weintraub, 1989) were denial and behavioral disengagement The most helpful coping strategy subcategories were turning to religion and seeking social support for emotional reasons. Students' most frequent advice for future accelerated student nurses included focus on time management, teamwork with peers, anticipate stress, and take one day at a time.
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2005 Vicky Larson. All rights reserved
Larson, Sister Vicky J., "Stressors and Coping Strategies of Student Nurses in Accelerated Baccalaureate Programs" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 919.