The relationship between student satisfaction with the nursing program and emotional status among undergraduate nursing students

. A cross-sectional study


  • Falah Zaal Tarawneh Faculty of Nursing, Mutah University, Jordan
  • Nuha Kamel Zayadeen



Student’s satisfaction with the nursing program, emotional status


It is widely known that nursing students can face emotional challenges due to various factors. However, it is important to investigate how satisfied nursing students are with their program and how it relates to their emotional well-being. This study aims to identify the nursing students' satisfaction level with the nursing program and explore its relationship with their emotional state, a cross-sectional correlation methodology, comprising 273 students from the Faculty of Nursing. The Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale-42 items, alongside the Students' Satisfaction with the Nursing Program Questionnaire, were employed to evaluate their emotional status. The level of satisfaction with the nursing program is low (M=2.19, SD=1.18), and the emotional state disturbance is mild to moderate. There is a positive and statistically significant correlation between students' satisfaction with the nursing program and their emotional status measured by the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale -42, where the Pearson correlation coefficient value was (0.879). The study revealed that students’ satisfaction with the nursing program positively correlated with their emotional status in terms of depression, anxiety, and stress. This finding is alarming regarding the importance of decreasing the risk of depression, anxiety, and stress among nursing students.