What is it about?
This article is a report of a study about stress associated with taking a high stakes exit exam in a prelicensure bachelor of science nursing program located in the Midwest United States. Stress was measured before and after the exam using self-report instruments and salivary biomarkers of stress (cortisol, alpha amylase). Stress before the exam was not associated with exit exam performance.
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Why is it important?
The findings support the logical assumption that taking a high-stakes exit exam is a stressful experience for prelicensure nursing students. The findings have implications for the management of stress in prelicensure nursing education.
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This page is a summary of: Perceived stress, physiological stress reactivity, and exit exam performance in a prelicensure Bachelor of Science nursing program, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, June 2020, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/ijnes-2019-0121.
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