emotional situation or demand of the work from the student may create stress
among the nursing students. Stress for the students at class room is very
common and altered their mental and physical health. Similarly, the tiring
nature of clinical practice also reduce the performance and ability to gain the
knowledge of the nursing students. Thus, aim of the current study is to
investigate the sources of stress among the nursing students. The study consists
of a sample of122 nursing students of the private universities of Lahore. The study
results reveals that students of nursing experiences stress through the following
four sources i.e. academics, clinical rotation, personal problems and
environment. Furthermore, nursing students of private universities experiences
more stress from the academic sources of stress than the other three
categories. The study provides the recommendations and implications in the
Keywords: Stress, academic sources, clinical
sources, personal sources, environmental sources, nursing students.
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