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Aims: This research was carried out on occupational stress and job satisfaction among nurse educators in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with the aim of identifying the type of stress nurse educators encounter in their work, determining the influence of level of education on the stress encountered, identifying the satisfaction nurse educators derive from their job.
Study Design: The study population includes nurse educators. A cross-sectional descriptive survey design was used with a sample size of 185 respondents. A multistage sampling and simple random sampling technique were used where nurse educators were stratified based on their ranks.
Results and Discussion: The result of the findings showed that majority of nurse educators the stress of insufficient teaching facilities i.e 42.62% (104), the influence of level of education on stress encountered is that of positive influence i.e 90% (144), respect and recognition for a job is the commonest factor that enhances the respondent's job satisfaction 28.71% (960) and the satisfaction derived by respondents is that of impaction of knowledge on junior/student nurses.
Conclusion: Occupational stress is high among nurse educators due to insufficient teaching facilities thus negatively affect their satisfaction. Therefore it is recommended that teaching facilities should be provided as well as working holidays so as to reduce job stress and thus enhance satisfaction.