Date of Paper/Work

12-2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing

Department

Nursing

Advisor(s)

Roberta Hunt

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to identify and recommend strategies for nursing faculty to help reduce nursing students’ anxiety in a clinical setting. High levels of anxiety during clinical can decrease learning. It is important for clinical faculty to support and promote a positive learning environment. Strategies to help reduce anxiety include providing consistent clinical placement, peer mentoring, counseling, faculty role modeling, and developing positive student and staff relationships at clinical sites.

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