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Incidence of Burnout in Nursing Students

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Title:Incidence of Burnout in Nursing Students
Authors:Coloma, Mazie
Contributors:Codier, Estelle (advisor)
Nursing (department)
Nursing Students
Burnout Levels
Nursing School
Date Issued:2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:Nursing students are vulnerable to burnout as they struggle to master new skills while adapting
to a new role. Their levels of burnout have been compared to the high levels of burnout
experienced by nurses in clinical practice due to various stressors. Studies have shown students
who experience burnout during nursing school are likely to underperform in future nursing
practice. Burnout can affect student health as well. While there is ample research on nursing
burnout and how detrimental it is to the nurses’ well being and the safety of their patients, little
research has been published exploring burnout as experienced by nursing students. The purpose
of this quantitative, descriptive study is to examine burnout in nursing students and answer the
following research questions:
1) Do nursing students experience burnout?
2) Is there a correlation between student demographics and level of burnout?
3) What are the possible sources of burnout in nursing students?
Three cohorts of nursing students completing their final semesters at the University of Hawaii
School of Nursing were surveyed using the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Students were also
surveyed for demographical information and self-report of burnout indicators. Findings showed
high levels of exhaustion and cynicism, and moderate levels of professional efficacy in nursing
students across all semesters. No significant correlations were found but academic workload and
finances were identified as common sources of nursing student stress. This study supports future
exploration of burnout experienced by nursing students and the need for measures to counteract
burnout during nursing school.
Pages/Duration:32 pages
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