Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Psychological Wellbeing among Faculty of Nursing Students

Document Type : Original Article


1 Demonstrator of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health, Faculty of Nursing, Kafrelsheikh University

2 Assistant Professor of Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing Faculty of Nursing- Ain Shams University

3 Lecturer of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Faculty of Nursing, Kafrelsheikh University


Background: Nursing students are at a heightened risk compared to the general population of encountering psychological repercussions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Aim: This study aimed to assess the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on   psychological wellbeing among faculty of nursing students. Study design; A descriptive cross-sectional design was used in this study. Setting: The study was conducted at the Faulty of Nursing in Kafrelsheikh University, which affiliated to the Ministry of Higher Education. The faculty started in 2014, follow credit hours and have about 2800 students at the four academic levels at 2020/2021. Subject: A simple random sampling technique was used in this study. Sample size: The study sample was selected from the four academic levels (n=350). Data collection tools; 1) Demographic Data of the studied nursing students 2) Student Perception of Academic Study during COVID -19 Pandemic 3) Covid-19 Student Stress Questionnaire (CSSQ) 4) Coronavirus Pandemic Anxiety Scale (CPAS-11) 5) Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Results: the results of this study showed that there were significant negative correlations between student perception of academic study during COVID-19 pandemic and their COVID-19 perceived stress, depressive symptoms, and Corona virus pandemic anxiety. Conclusion; the study concluded that the studied nurses experienced severe corona virus pandemic anxiety, moderate depressive symptoms and prominent level of perceived COVID-19 stress. Recommendation; Offering psychological therapy services to nursing students, while also enhancing their instruction on COVID-19 preventative techniques.