Nursing Students


Here are some ideas to help students manage stress:

Tips for Tackling Tests PowerPoint presentation

Balance Wheel. This is a great tool for evaluating the balance in your life. Consider each spoke of the wheel as a 0-10 scale, with 10 on the outside of the wheel, signifying the most satisfaction. Pick a number for your satisfaction level and put a hash mark on each spoke. For example, if I am very satisfied with my significant relationship, then I would put a hash mark around where I think an “8” would be on the spoke. I would complete each spoke this way, and then connect the hash marks. Does the result look balanced? What will you do with the results?

Quick Relaxation Exercises These “quickies” take only seconds to do but are very beneficial in calming down the stress reactions throughout the day.

Mini Holistic Health Self Assessment This assessment has no score, but can be used to inform your forward movement toward stress reduction.

Keeping Your Well Filled Fill out this tool and then ask yourself what you are going to do about the results.

Man Meditating on a Rock at the Beach

A Study in De-stressing:.Helping Nursing Students to Better Cope and Manage Their Overall Stress. 

Check out the article In ANA’s American Nurse magazine, where Glenda the Good Nurse is quoted on page 11.


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