The Effect of Using Peer Mentoring to Reduce Student Nurse Stress During Clinical Practice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151210
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Presentation
Title:
The Effect of Using Peer Mentoring to Reduce Student Nurse Stress During Clinical Practice
Abstract:
The Effect of Using Peer Mentoring to Reduce Student Nurse Stress During Clinical Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Wang, Liching Sung, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Joyful Adult Day Healthcare Center
Title:RN
Co-Authors:Hui-Chi Li, RN, MSN; Yu-Hua Lin, MSN, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: To explore the effect on reducing stress levels of nursing students by a peer mentoring program during clinical practice, and to analyze the advantages of the peer mentoring program. Design: A quasi-experimental design Method: The sample was 66 junior nursing students (n=34 in experimental group; n=32 in control group) who enrolled in the same medical-surgical nursing class. In the experimental group, there were 17 RN to BSN students assigned as mentors and paired with 17 nursing student (mentees) who enrolled in a regular 4-year BSN program. In the control group, all 32 students had the same background the mentees. The peer mentoring program provided supportive assistance during their clinical practice of medical-surgical nursing. The 5- point perceived Stress Scale for Nursing Students questionnaire was used to evaluate the stress level before and after the 4th week of their clinical practice. Findings: Before the clinical practice, the stress level was 3.11+.68 and 3.11+.78, there was no difference between two groups (p>0.05). By the 4th week, the stress level of experimental group was lower than the control group (2.4+.78; 2.6 +.51), there was a significant difference in the stress item of ôStress resource from teachers and nursing staffö (t=0.93, P=0.016). The top 3 advantages for mentees were the enhancement of their motivation for learning, improving friendships and communications skill. For mentors, the advantages were improving self-confidence, motivation and friendships. Conclusions: Study findings showed that the peer mentoring program had the effect on reducing the level of stress on nursing student's clinical practice. However, the peer mentoring strategy needs to be more constructive structure and well prepared. The clinical teacher needs to provide suitable support and encouragement between mentor and mentee.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of Using Peer Mentoring to Reduce Student Nurse Stress During Clinical Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151210-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of Using Peer Mentoring to Reduce Student Nurse Stress During Clinical Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wang, Liching Sung, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Joyful Adult Day Healthcare Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wanglic@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hui-Chi Li, RN, MSN; Yu-Hua Lin, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: To explore the effect on reducing stress levels of nursing students by a peer mentoring program during clinical practice, and to analyze the advantages of the peer mentoring program. Design: A quasi-experimental design Method: The sample was 66 junior nursing students (n=34 in experimental group; n=32 in control group) who enrolled in the same medical-surgical nursing class. In the experimental group, there were 17 RN to BSN students assigned as mentors and paired with 17 nursing student (mentees) who enrolled in a regular 4-year BSN program. In the control group, all 32 students had the same background the mentees. The peer mentoring program provided supportive assistance during their clinical practice of medical-surgical nursing. The 5- point perceived Stress Scale for Nursing Students questionnaire was used to evaluate the stress level before and after the 4th week of their clinical practice. Findings: Before the clinical practice, the stress level was 3.11+.68 and 3.11+.78, there was no difference between two groups (p&gt;0.05). By the 4th week, the stress level of experimental group was lower than the control group (2.4+.78; 2.6 +.51), there was a significant difference in the stress item of &ocirc;Stress resource from teachers and nursing staff&ouml; (t=0.93, P=0.016). The top 3 advantages for mentees were the enhancement of their motivation for learning, improving friendships and communications skill. For mentors, the advantages were improving self-confidence, motivation and friendships. Conclusions: Study findings showed that the peer mentoring program had the effect on reducing the level of stress on nursing student's clinical practice. However, the peer mentoring strategy needs to be more constructive structure and well prepared. The clinical teacher needs to provide suitable support and encouragement between mentor and mentee.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:55:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:55:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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