Peer mentoring during practicum to reduce anxiety in first-semester nursing students

Danielle Walker, Terese Verklan

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    Background: The clinical setting creates significant anxiety for students that can decrease their ability to learn. Method: This quasi-experimental study examined whether nursing students who participate in peer mentoring during their first clinical experience (n = 18) experienced less anxiety than those in traditional clinical experiences (n = 19). Anxiety was measured using the standardized State Trait Anxiety Index and the Clinical Experiences Anxiety Form (CEAF). Data were analyzed using descriptive and nonparametric statistics. Results: A significant decrease was demonstrated in clinical situation-specific anxiety, as measured by the CEAF, among students who were peer mentored as compared with students who were not. Conclusion: Peer mentoring shows promise as an effective strategy to reduce anxiety among novice nursing students.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)651-654
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Nursing Education
    Volume55
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

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    Peer mentoring during practicum to reduce anxiety in first-semester nursing students. / Walker, Danielle; Verklan, Terese.

    In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 55, No. 11, 01.11.2016, p. 651-654.

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    Walker, Danielle ; Verklan, Terese. / Peer mentoring during practicum to reduce anxiety in first-semester nursing students. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 2016 ; Vol. 55, No. 11. pp. 651-654.
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