The clinical environment: a source of stress for undergraduate nurses.

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Abstract

The clinical area is an important learning environment for undergraduate nursing students. Unfortunately, it can also be a source of significant stress and anxiety for students and there are a number of reasons for this. Much can be done to help alleviate this stress and create a positive learning environment for students. This paper explores the literature to ascertain the common sources of stress for undergraduate students in the clinical area. It also reviews strategies for improving the quality of the learning experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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