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Introduction: Stress among undergraduate nursing students is an increasingly important issue. Maladaptive
responses can lead to serious health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
The aim of this study was to assess stress among undergraduate nursing students.
Methods: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional institution-based design with a sample size of 285
undergraduate nursing students from Omdurman Islamic University and Al Neelain University. The Perceived
Stress Scale (PSS) was used to collect data.
Results: The majority of students (29%) reported environment as the leading cause of stress and had moderate
level of stress. Second- and Fourth-year students had higher stress level compared to the First- and Third-year
Conclusion:This study concluded that environment-related pressures were the major cause of stress among
undergraduate nursing students. It is recommended that academic counseling be established and maintained,
and an orientation program provided to reduce stress. Tele learning and E-learning should also be initiated and
maintained to reduce environmental stress.