Description of Nursing Students’ Anxiety Levels When Entering Clinical Practices in the Private University in Tangerang

  • Maria Puji Kris Natalia Universitas Pelita Harapan
  • Marina Sulistyo Puspaningrum Universitas Pelita Harapan
  • Michael Momuat Universitas Pelita Harapan
  • Belet Lydia Ingrit Universitas Pelita Harapan
  • Komilie Situmorang Universitas Pelita Harapan
Keywords: Anxiety, Clinical Practice, Nursing Students

Abstract

Clinical practice is an integral part of nursing education that helps students to use critical thinking in problems solving. Anxiety can happen because students feel incompetent and lack the skills. This research aimed to describe nursing students’ anxiety level when entering clinical practice at the hospital in a private university in Tangerang. This study used a descriptive research method with total sampling 331 students. Zung Self-rating Anxiety Scale (ZSAS) questionnaire was used as an instrument. The results showed that students with mild anxiety levels were 286 people (86,4%), moderate anxiety were 39 students (11,8%), severe anxiety were five students (1,5%), and panic anxiety was only one student (0,3%). The anxiety level of nursing students is the majority at a mild level of anxiety. Further research needed to decrease anxiety in students when they doing clinical practice in a hospital

Published
2021-05-30
How to Cite
Natalia, M., Puspaningrum, M., Momuat, M., Ingrit, B., & Situmorang, K. (2021). Description of Nursing Students’ Anxiety Levels When Entering Clinical Practices in the Private University in Tangerang. STRADA Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan, 10(1), 1396-1402. https://doi.org/10.30994/sjik.v10i1.814