| Published: September 23, 2018
Level of Stress and Coping Strategies among B. Sc. Nursing Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the level of stress and coping strategies among B.sc nursing students NRI nursing college, Guntur. A total of 160 students were selected using the stratified random sampling strategy and data was gathered by using perceived stress scale. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results indicated that students experience Moderate level of stress. coping strategies were high, year after their course and low among 1st year B.sc nursing students and high among 4th year B.sc nursing students .There was no significant association between level of stress with Age, gender Religion type of family, family income and Type of residence. However, The academic year and marital status were There was significant association between stress and year of study feasible to p=0.02; marital status p=0.04 stating that married are more stressed than the single. Based on the findings, recommendations such as educating fresh students on adapting to college stressors, provision of counselling services in the colleges and focusing counseling on personal stressors as much as on academic related ones were made for stakeholders and future researchers. Implications of the findings include the fact that they can be useful in the management and counseling of nursing students on coping strategies.
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2018 Vajrala, B & Debore, S. J
Received: August 15, 2018; Revision Received: September 04, 2018; Accepted: September 23, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018