Title

Reducing Nursing Student Anxiety in the Clinical Setting: An Integrative Review

Publication Date

2020-07-01

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Integrative Medicine | Medical Education | Mental and Social Health | Nursing | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this review was to examine nonsimulation strategies to reduce undergraduate nursing student anxiety in the clinical setting.

BACKGROUND: The anxiety nursing students often experience during clinical rotations can affect their academic performance and interpersonal interactions.

METHOD: An integrative review was undertaken following guidelines by Whittemore and Knafl. The search was limited to articles published from 1999 to 2018 to increase the likelihood that they included the generations of students currently most prevalent in nursing programs, millennials and generation Z.

RESULTS: Most researchers (17 studies) supported their interventions as somewhat effective in reducing nursing student anxiety in the clinical setting. A number of limitations of the research were identified.

CONCLUSION: Various faculty-led and student-led interventions may reduce student anxiety in the clinical setting. Further rigorous research on this topic is needed to provide a strong evidence base for such interventions.

Keywords

Anxiety, Clinical Education, Generation Y, Millennial Students, Nursing Students

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000633

Source

Cornine A. Reducing Nursing Student Anxiety in the Clinical Setting: An Integrative Review. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2020 Jul/Aug;41(4):229-234. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000633. PMID: 32102067. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Nursing education perspectives

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32102067

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