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Being a student
Students can often experience stress associated with feeling inadequately prepared for the world of study, clinical placements and new work environments and the related stressors (Missen, McKenna, Beauchamp & Larkins, 2016).
In this section, you will find information about how you can prepare for your time as a student and moving forward to being a graduate.
Missen, K., McKenna, L., Beauchamp, A., & Larkins, J. (2016). Qualified nurses’ perceptions of nursing graduates’ abilities vary according to specific demographic and clinical characteristics. A descriptive quantitative study. Nurse Education Today, 45, 108-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.07.001