Presentation Type

Poster

Faculty Mentor

Nikita Duke

Location

University of North Alabama, Guillot University Center Atrium

Start Date

24-4-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

24-4-2018 12:30 PM

Description

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the anxiety and depression levels of nursing students and formulate recommendations to improve the mental health of students in the Anderson College of Nursing. Anxiety and depression can play a major role in the academic success of students. Methods: An anonymous survey was composed of 10 questions that evaluated anxiety and depression experienced by students within the nursing program (in levels 1-4) as well as identifying the contributing factors to this anxiety and depression and students’ willingness to discuss feelings of anxiety or depression with mental health professionals. Anxiety and depression were then ranked individually on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being none and 10 being the greatest amount of anxiety/depression. Other questions evaluated when and why students felt the most anxiety and depression, as well as if students had sought help and if so, by whom. Results: Sixty-nine students completed the survey and out of those responses, 28 reported an anxiety level of a 6 or higher. “Before a test” was identified as the most anxiety inducing time and “fear” was the main reason for their anxiety/depression. Ultimately, 97% of respondents stated they would/might would seek help if resources were available to them.

Keywords

sress management, stress reduction, stress intervention, coping, stress techniques, nursing school, nursing program, nursing curriculum, college student, undergraduates.

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Nursing Commons

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Apr 24th, 11:00 AM Apr 24th, 12:30 PM

The Effects of Nursing School on Students and Their Likelihood of Seeking Help

University of North Alabama, Guillot University Center Atrium

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze the anxiety and depression levels of nursing students and formulate recommendations to improve the mental health of students in the Anderson College of Nursing. Anxiety and depression can play a major role in the academic success of students. Methods: An anonymous survey was composed of 10 questions that evaluated anxiety and depression experienced by students within the nursing program (in levels 1-4) as well as identifying the contributing factors to this anxiety and depression and students’ willingness to discuss feelings of anxiety or depression with mental health professionals. Anxiety and depression were then ranked individually on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being none and 10 being the greatest amount of anxiety/depression. Other questions evaluated when and why students felt the most anxiety and depression, as well as if students had sought help and if so, by whom. Results: Sixty-nine students completed the survey and out of those responses, 28 reported an anxiety level of a 6 or higher. “Before a test” was identified as the most anxiety inducing time and “fear” was the main reason for their anxiety/depression. Ultimately, 97% of respondents stated they would/might would seek help if resources were available to them.

https://ir.una.edu/researchdays/2018/posters/4