International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021

Perceived Level of Stress regarding Virtual Classroom among Nursing Students during COVID-19

Venice Mairya David [2]

Abstract: COVID-19 is a newly discovered infectious corona virus that spreads from one person to another through droplets. The virus emerged in December 2019 and was first discovered in Wuhan, China. It was declared as a public health emergency of international concern in January 2020. Due to crisis of COVID 19 students have to disconnect from their education system and for preparing nurses its must to relate the theory with skill labs and then hands on practice is required to teach nursing skills. Right now we are emphasizing on online education but expertise of skills will be required online simulation programs and digital labs. So nursing students to learn more about physical and emotional effects of students and teachers to enhance learning process and continuing growth of nursing career. Result: The mean value of the total PSS scores was 10.12 and standard deviation 7.33. In general, 31 nursing students had moderate stress, and 149 had severe stress and 20 nursing students were mild stress. Conclusions: This study showed severe to moderate levels of stress among nursing students during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is most likely due to the mandatory lockdown and online /virtual classrooms learning. Female nursing students showed a severe level of stress. Online stress management programs are recommended to improve stress and coping strategies, as well as prevent further psychological consequences.

Keywords: COVID-19, stress virtual learning, pandemic, perceived stress scale, nursing students

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021,

Pages: 175 - 177

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