Molato BJ*, Racoco K and T hwala NR
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Nursing Science, North-West University, South AfricaFulltext PDF
Background: During COVID-19 pandemic, student nurses were faced with lot of challenges at both clinical and teaching and learning environment. As a result, they had to adopt different coping strategies to overcome the predicament that they were trapped in. Objectives: To explore and describe the coping strategies used by student nurses during COVID-19. Methods: This article used narrative literature review to explore literature review from the following databases namely Web of Science, Google Scholar, African Journal (Previously known as SAE publication), EBSCO Delivery Service (EDS) and Ebscohorst. The terms that were used to search for literature are: ‘Coping strategies’’ OR ‘Coping mechanisms’ ‘student nurses’, OR ‘nursing students’ AND ‘COVID-19 pandemic’. Results: The reviewed literature revealed five themes namely psychological support, religion, consistent use of the internet, use of positive skills and effective problem-solving skills. Conclusion: The review of literature further demonstrated that student nurses can adopt the best effective coping strategies to improve the psychological, emotional, physical, and mental well-being during public health emergencies.
Coping strategies; Student nurses; COVID-19; Pandemic
Molato BJ, Racoco K, Thwala NR. Coping Strategies Used by Student Nurses during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Narrative Literature Review. Open J Public Health. 2022; 4(1): 1027..