Jordan Journal of Nursing Research
Association between Stress in Clinical Training and Resilience among Nursing Students


Shahd Alaween; Abdulkarim Alzayyat;



        The previous literature illustrated that nursing students encounter different types of stressors during their academic program. However, the most important source of stress is clinical education stress.


        The purpose of this review is to carefully analyze the previous research about the type of the stressors that could be encountered by nursing students during their clinical program.


        The author used the following databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE , PsycINFO  as well as Google scholar scientific databases. The forthcoming keywords were utilized stress , = nursing students and to clinical practice .


       The sources of stress (or stressors) for those undergraduate nursing students are different. They can be listed as following. Social and personal source such lack of leisure time as well as financial concerns; clinical sources incorporating phobia of  interactions with other health care providers and fear of committing a mistake; in addition academic stress that may include workload, fear of failure and examinations (Pryjmachuk & Richards 2007).

         The nursing literature showed that nursing students utilize the concept of resilience for encountering different challenges and stressors successfully


Nursing students faced several stressors during their education. However, clinical education stress is considered the most prevalent stressors. Numerous studies have been conducted to address clinical education stress among nursing student. Conversely, the impact of using resilience on clinical education stress has received little attention in the literature.

Implications to Nursing

     The findings of this study give recommendations for the practionanires, teachers and researchers in the nursing clinical education field


: Clinical education, Jordan, perceived stress, resilience, undergraduate nursing students.