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Collaboration between universities and nursing placement providers is essential to ensure the well-being of the future nursing workforce
  1. Anne Mills
  1. Medical Sciences and Public Health, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth BH8 8GP, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anne Mills, Human Sciences and Public Health, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth BH8 8GP, UK; amills{at}bournemouth.ac.uk

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Commentary on: Aloufi MA, Jarden RJ, Gerdtz MF, Kapp S. Reducing stress, anxiety and depression in undergraduate nursing students: systematic review. Nurs Ed Today 2021;102:104877.1

Implications for practice and research

  • Joint initiatives between educational settings and placement providers are required to promote student nurse well-being.

  • Future research must ensure rigorous study design with planned long-term follow-up, to support the development of a robust body of evidence.

Context

Extensive research has identified the demands of nursing on emotional and physical well-being2 and acknowledges that mental health concerns are often reported by nurses, especially student nurses, which far exceed the stress and anxiety levels reported by other students.3 Good health and well-being within the profession is essential for the safe delivery of quality healthcare,4 and the use of effective interventions …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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