FEATURESAre You Positive? The Influence of Life Orientation on the Anxiety Levels of Nursing StudentsWarning, Lila M. MSN, RNAuthor Information Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, Quincy, Illinois. Correspondence: Lila M. Warning, MSN, RN, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, PO Box 7005, Quincy, IL 62305 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: September/October 2011 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 - p 254-257 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31822a02c7 Buy Metrics Abstract Is there a relationship between nursing student's anxiety levels and orientation to life, optimism, or pessimism? Participants are 1st year nursing students prior to the first acute care clinical experience in a small, Midwestern city in the United States. An inverse relationship is noted between student's life orientation and level of anxiety. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.