Introduction: The occupational stressing nursing professionals is one of the most common problems within their work environment, factors such as shortage of biosafety equipment, high patient demand and not having adequate communication between staff, causes stress to increase considerably interfering with care of quality in patients, therefore the research objective is to determine the stress in nurses working in health facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in North Lima.
Methods: It is a quantitative, descriptive-transversal study with a population of 255 nurses who answered a questionnaire of sociodemographic data and the Nursing Stress Scale in its Spanish version.
Results: In the results it was observed that professionals who are on duty between 1 and 5 years, 22.4% have low stress, 43.9% medium stress and 33.6% high stress.
Conclusions: In conclusion, strategies should be carried out to maintain the healthy mental health of nurses through counseling with professionals specialized in mental health.
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