Bachelor of Science
Director of the Honors Program
Lynn Sondag, MFA
Kathleen Beebe, PhD, RN
Olivia Catolico, PhD, MS, RN, CNL, BC
This paper will examine the underlying stressors and consequences of occupational stress on recent graduate registered nurses and how they cope with it. By exploring the various factors, early interventions and strategies can be implemented to help reduce cases of compassion fatigue, occupational mental illness, and early retirement that is associated with cumulative stress. Stress is not just an occupational hazard, but a significant health problem as well. A nurse’s role is associated with physical labor, long work hours, sleep deprivation, and exposure to work-related violence or threats. Thus, the main purpose of this study is to investigate the relation between new graduate nurses’ working stress, their responses to stress, and their health-related quality of life.
Pham, Athena and Mercado, Mirabella, "The Sources and Effects of Occupational Stress on Recent Graduate Nurses" (2019). Honors Theses and Capstone Projects. 52.