Abstract: The evaluation and the control on students in the process of learning enable lecturers and authorities in high school to get information about the achievement of the training goals at a particular stage to assess their own work and improve it. Objective: To investigate the role of various factors in the emotional and mental state of the student nurses during the test session. The study was conducted during a regular examination session with 202 students specialty "nurse" in the Faculty of Public Health , Medical University - Sofia. Results and debate: The analysis of the results has proved that monitoring and evaluation are a stressful event for students.The main factors that predispose to stress during exams are the large volume of material for learning, short deadlines between exams and the large number of exams in one exam session.
Keywords: assessment of knowledge, student nurses, psychology, stress