Stress Management Strategies
Recognizing Stress and Burnout
Coping and Support

What relaxation technique involves deep, slow breathing and is often used to reduce stress and anxiety?

What is deep breathing or diaphragmatic breathing?


What are the common physical signs of stress that nursing students should be aware of?

What are headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, and changes in appetite or sleep patterns?


What is a key reason why seeking social support from peers and mentors is essential for nursing students' emotional well-being?

Seeking social support from peers and mentors is important because it provides a network for sharing experiences, seeking advice, and reducing feelings of isolation


This stress management strategy involves breaking tasks into smaller, manageable parts to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed. What is it called?

What is time management?


This term describes a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion resulting from chronic stress. What is it?

What is burnout?


What resource within a nursing school can provide counseling and support to students dealing with stress and emotional challenges?

What is the counseling center or student support services?


Name a self-care activity that nursing students can practice to reduce stress and promote emotional well-being.

What is exercise, mindfulness, or journaling? (Accept any valid self-care activity.)


What are some signs that a nursing student may be experiencing burnout?

What are emotional exhaustion, reduced job satisfaction, increased irritability, and decreased empathy?


Name a stress management technique that involves expressing thoughts and emotions through writing.

What is journaling or keeping a diary?


What term describes the practice of focusing on the present moment without judgment, often used to reduce stress?

What is mindfulness meditation?


Name one factor in the nursing profession that can contribute to stress and burnout.

Factors that can contribute to stress and burnout in nursing include heavy workloads, long shifts, exposure to patient suffering, and high responsibility levels.


This type of professional can provide guidance and support for nursing students dealing with stress, burnout, or emotional challenges. Who are they?

Who are mental health professionals or counselors?