Postgraduate and undergraduate student nurses’ well-being: A scoping review

Suggested citation: Juanamata, I. G., Aungsuroch, Y., Gunawan, J., Fisher, M. L. (2022). Postgraduate and undergraduate student nurses’ well-being: A scoping review. Journal of Professional Nursing, 40, 57-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2022.03.001

Student nurses’ well-being is essential to achieving academic targets and goals. This scoping review article aimed to explore the well-being among student nurses, its antecedence and consequences, as well as interventions that could help maintain and improve the well-being. PRISMA-ScR was used as a guideline, and a literature search was retrieved from four databases: Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL, and PubMed. Fifty-four of 1104 articles were included and analyzed in this review. The review results indicated that the internal factors of well-being include the student’s personality, psychological perceptions, sociodemographic, and health conditions. In contrast, the external factors were university location, facilities, graduate program, services, support, and learning environment. In addition, physical activity is considered a major intervention to improve well being. Therefore, this review serves as an input for universities, nursing schools, and nurse educators to pay attention to internal and external factors as well as to provide a physical activity intervention and good learning environment that make the students feel confident to achieve academic goals as a foundation to good nursing practice.

Highlights

  • Paying attention to student nurses’ well-being is critical for academic performance.
  • Physical activity, lifestyle, and mindfulness are important factors of well-being.
  • Well-being is influenced by internal and external factors.

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