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Presentation or Panel Title

The Relationship Between Perceived Stress Levels and Sleep/Wake Patterns, Hours of Sleep, and Reported Quality of Sleep of Senior Nursing Students

Location

Guzman 113

Start Date

4-15-2016 2:35 PM

End Date

4-15-2016 3:00 PM

Department

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor

Luanne Linnard-Palmer, RN, MSN, OCN

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

As young adults enter college they are exposed to numerous stressors they were not previously privy of. Transitioning into college can become a significant stressor in a person’s life. During this fragile time, young adults begin to develop the habits they will continue to have throughout their lives. Some of these habits may be more detrimental than others. A very common occurrence in a college student’s lifestyle is high levels of stress. These high levels of stress impact the behaviors that a person will have, thus impacting the dispositions they form. One particular study, which was evaluating stress levels related to college student’s cardiovascular health, determined that nearly 60 percent of the students reported their stress levels as high or very high (Nguyen-Michel, Unger, Hamilton, & Spruijt-Metz, 2006); supporting the notion that stress is very prevalent in the daily life of a college student. Stress can have detrimental impacts on a person’s health status and health behaviors, for example the pattern of a sleep/wake cycle, and the quantity and quality of sleep a person attains.

It is no question that pursuing a career in the health field indicates a stressful path. Specifically, the educational process for a nursing student involves high levels of stress over the course of their program (Kane, 1997). Therefore, the aim of this study is to compare the levels of stress in senior nursing students to the amount of sleep they are obtaining, their sleep and wake cycles and their reported overall quality of their sleep. The following specific questions will be answered: How do perceived stress levels affect senior nursing student’s sleep/wake patterns? How do perceived stress levels affect senior nursing student’s quality of sleep? How do perceived stress levels affect senior nursing student’s length of sleep?

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The Relationship Between Perceived Stress Levels and Sleep/Wake Patterns, Hours of Sleep, and Reported Quality of Sleep of Senior Nursing Students

Guzman 113

As young adults enter college they are exposed to numerous stressors they were not previously privy of. Transitioning into college can become a significant stressor in a person’s life. During this fragile time, young adults begin to develop the habits they will continue to have throughout their lives. Some of these habits may be more detrimental than others. A very common occurrence in a college student’s lifestyle is high levels of stress. These high levels of stress impact the behaviors that a person will have, thus impacting the dispositions they form. One particular study, which was evaluating stress levels related to college student’s cardiovascular health, determined that nearly 60 percent of the students reported their stress levels as high or very high (Nguyen-Michel, Unger, Hamilton, & Spruijt-Metz, 2006); supporting the notion that stress is very prevalent in the daily life of a college student. Stress can have detrimental impacts on a person’s health status and health behaviors, for example the pattern of a sleep/wake cycle, and the quantity and quality of sleep a person attains.

It is no question that pursuing a career in the health field indicates a stressful path. Specifically, the educational process for a nursing student involves high levels of stress over the course of their program (Kane, 1997). Therefore, the aim of this study is to compare the levels of stress in senior nursing students to the amount of sleep they are obtaining, their sleep and wake cycles and their reported overall quality of their sleep. The following specific questions will be answered: How do perceived stress levels affect senior nursing student’s sleep/wake patterns? How do perceived stress levels affect senior nursing student’s quality of sleep? How do perceived stress levels affect senior nursing student’s length of sleep?