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Keywords

aromatherapy, graduate nursing students, lavender, rosemary, test anxiety

 

Authors

  1. McCaffrey, Ruth DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
  2. Thomas, Debra J. DNS, RN, FNP/ANP
  3. Kinzelman, Ann Orth RN

Abstract

Test taking in nursing school can produce stress that affects the ability of students to realize their goals of graduation. In this study, the use of lavender and rosemary essential oil sachets reduced test-taking stress in graduate nursing students as evidenced by lower scores on test anxiety measure, personal statements, and pulse rates.