Background: During education and training, nursing students are repeatedly exposed to various stressors. They may directly or indirectly affect their learning. Objective: This study was conducted to assess the stress level and coping strategies adopted by 1st year Basic B.Sc nursing students at College of Nursing, Adesh University, Bathinda. Design: A descriptive study design was used. Sample; 59 B.Sc nursing students studying at the College of Nursing, Adesh University, Bathinda. Methods: A self-administrative survey including demographics, Perceived Stress Scale and Coping Behaviour Inventory was used. Results: The findings showed the majority of the Students were between 17-19 years of age.
Keywords : Stress, Coping, Coping Strategies, Nursing Students.