The Effect of Peer-Mentoring Program on Nursing Students' Clinical Environment Stressors

F Sardari Kashkooli, F Sabeti, HA Mardani, M Shayesteh Fard
2014 Armaghane Danesh Bimonthly Journal  
Background & aim: Clinical training in nursing education is one of the most stressful experiences. Mentoring is a method that has been considered and different aspect of it such as effect on stress is argued. The present study is conducted to evaluate the effect of Peer-Mentoring program on Abadan College of nursing students in 2010-2011. Methods: In this Case-Control study, all second semester nursing students (n = 40) who were matched for age, gender, and GPA were divided in two case and
more » ... n two case and control groups randomly (patients 19 and controls 21). Both groups spent their apprenticeship under the guidance of the instructor. In the case group, a 6th semester nursing student was assigned to 3-4 per second semester nursing student and, took the role of guiding and supporting them. The instruments for data collection were an individual characteristic form, and clinical experience assessment form. Pre- and post-tests were performed and the data analyzed using the SPSS 17 software. . Results: There was a significant difference between stress scores before and after of the intervention in both groups (p=0.00). Mean difference of clinical environment stress factors in two groups were not statistically significant (p=0.99). Conclusions: Peer-mentoring program is not significant effective on clinical environment stress reduction. Key Words: Nursing Education, Peer Mentoring, Clinical Environment Stressors
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