What is it about?

We examined Filipino nursing students' academic resilience and quality of life at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. We found out that as they progressed to a higher year level in the nursing program their academic resilience increased while their quality of life decreases. Similarly, female nursing students are academically resilient and have a better quality of life than their male counterparts.

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Why is it important?

We underscored in our study that a better understanding of the QoL and academic resilience, which are two distinct concepts critical in developing a student’s mental well-being, will help stakeholders in nursing education establish effective psychoeducation programs for nursing students.


Considering the peculiarities of our results and the noticeable impact of the pandemic on the general well- being of nursing students, educators, and administrators should be mindful that nursing students, like any other cohort of university students, are vulnerable to the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research advances the field by exploring the relationship between QoL and academic resilience in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has not been explored previously, as explained by the three resilience models that guided our study. While QoL and academic resilience are two distinct concepts, research shows that they are important indicators of a student’s holistic well-being.

Dr. Daniel Joseph E. Berdida
University of Santo Tomas

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This page is a summary of: Quality of life and academic resilience of Filipino nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, January 2021, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/ijnes-2021-0115.
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