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Implementation of a Smartphone App to Measure and Manage Anxiety in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Students

Peters, Anya Bostian; Kellogg, Marni; Zhang, Yuan

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000403

Various causes exist for nursing student anxiety in the clinical setting. There is a need for further intervention research that may be effective to reduce student anxiety related to clinical. The purpose of this pilot research study was to measure and manage anxiety for nursing students in the clinical area with the assistance of a smartphone app. The usefulness of the app was evaluated by means of a focus group.

About the Authors Anya Bostian Peters, PhD, RN, CNE, is an assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell Solomont School of Nursing, Lowell, Massachusetts. Marni Kellogg, PhD, MSN, RN, CPN, is an assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Yuan Zhang, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell. The authors acknowledge Dr. Gaunling Chen and Alexey Romanov for their computer science expertise. This research was funded through a University of Massachusetts Lowell SEED Grant. For more information, contact Dr. Peters at

The authors have no conflict of interest.

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