Scientific Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Health - Nursing Science - Miscellaneous, grade: 90%, RMIT University, course: Bachelor of Nursing, language: English, abstract: The nursing profession is considered a stressful occupation with aggressive patient management, massive workloads, shift work, and high turnover rates. The situation in Australian nursing has been studied comprehensively, although the understanding of stress and resilience is ambiguous. This literature review considers the impact of stressors and coping strategies in Australian nurses. The aim of this paper is to investigate contemporary and substantial evidence of stress factors, considering the possible coping strategies and its effectiveness in Australian nurses. Therefore, a literature search was conducted in four databases, and a total of six relevant articles were found. The studies identify stress factors and coping strategies in the Australian nursing population.