The purpose of this project was to conduct a preliminary assessment in order to obtain baseline data in regard to stress and coping mechanisms among Rhode Island College undergraduate nursing students. Common stressors, stress levels and coping mechanisms among undergraduate nursing students were identified. Appropriate evidence-based methods were provided as a resource to the undergraduate nursing student participants to assist with coping with their stressors. This project surveyed Rhode Island College undergraduate nursing students in a quantitative and qualitative fashion by having them answer the Student Nurse Stress Index (SNSI) (Jones & Johnston, 1999) and answer open-ended questions in relation to stress, personal coping mechanisms and personal activities regarding nursing school and personal life. In order to address opportunities for nursing students to manage stress, this investigation of common stressors and coping mechanisms among undergraduate nursing students at Rhode Island College was undertaken.
Dutt, Cynthia, "Stress Overload / Coping in RIC Undergrad Nursing Students" (2020). Honors Projects Overview. 178.