Assess the anxiety level among Nursing students regarding uncertainty in academic plan during Covid-19 Pandemic at selected Nursing College in Indore
Background: A Novel Corona Virus is a new strain that has not been identified in humans previously. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Older people and those who are underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, and cancer and are more likely to develop serious illness.
The Global pandemic has proven to be challenging for students in more ways than one. Ever since in -person classes moved online and “Stay Home Stay Safe “executive order was implemented, many students have faced a distressing change in their academic status and planning.
Anxiety is highly prevalent among college students. The prior concerns among students are academic performance, pressure to succeed, and future continuation of this academic year. Anxiety has a negative effect on the quality of student‘s life, their education and clinical practice (Sanad 2019) and may cause drop out from the nursing program.
In Indore, during the COVID - 19 pandemic and mandatory lockdown, nursing students encountered a new reality of economic uncertainty, fear of infection, challenges of academic planning.
Aim: To assess the anxiety level among nursing students regarding uncertainty in academic plan during Covid-19 Pandemic.
Design: AQuantitative descriptive research approach.
Sample: Simple random Sampling method was used to collect the sample. The sample consists of 80 students (70 B.Sc. Nursing & 10 M.Sc. Nursing students) of Bombay Hospital College of Nursing, Indore.
Result: Majority (55%) of nursing students are having a moderate level of Anxiety and the data shows that 37.5% are having low anxiety level and 7.5% are having high anxiety level.
The finding showed that nursing students are having a moderate level of anxiety and the data shows that 37.5% are having low anxiety level and 7.5% are having high anxiety level. The total mean score is 12.875 (SD≥4.48) and the find out shows majority students having moderate anxiety level.
Conclusion: The study revel that B.Sc. and M.Sc. Nursing Students have low level of knowledge regardinguncertainty in academic plan during Covid-19 Pandemic.
Kirti Chitambare. Assess the anxiety level among Nursing students regarding uncertainty in academic plan during Covid-19 Pandemic at selected Nursing College in Indore. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(1):120-122. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2021.v4.i1b.141