05 Oct 2022
30 Sep 2022
Nurses’ occupational stress is regarded as a serious issue that may result in increasing nurses' emotional distress and psychological problems and hurts health care services, especially in an emergency unit. The attending study aimed to estimate the expected average stress rate and the variables that are linked to the incidence of occupational stress among nurses who work in emergency units in Mosul City hospitals in Iraq. A descriptive study was initiated from February 15th 2021 to April 1st, 2021; a purposive sample design was used to target 60 nurses in the hospital's emergency department of Mosul City to achieve the study objectives. The questionnaire of the study -as adopted and modified for the current study, which comprised socio-demographic data and a job-related stress scale. A self-administered pre-structured questionnaire was used for data collection. statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 23 was used for the analysis of results. The study confirms that 3.4% of nurses experienced mild stress, 6.3% severe stress, and 90% moderate stress. Nurses working at emergency units engaged in special sessions of stress control. The prevalence of occupational stress, emergency nurses, Mosul hospitals. A high bulk of job stress among emergency nurses seems to be crucial for designing programs to reduce nurses’ job-related stress.