<b>An Exploratory Study to Assess the Academic Stress, Stress Reactions and Coping Strategies among the B.Sc. Nursing 1st Year Students in Selected Colleges of Moga, Punjab</b> An exploratory study to assess the academic stress, stress reactions and coping strategies among the B.Sc. nursing 1st year students in selected colleges of Moga, Punjab, with the objectives of this study to assess the academic stress level, stress reactions and coping strategies adopted by the B.Sc. nursing 1st year students in response to academic stress. And to determine the relationship between academic stress, stress reaction and coping strategies with selected demographic variables such as age, gender, qualification of father, qualification of mother, occupation of father, occupation of mother, family monthly income, type of family, distance from home to college. Sample consisted of 100 B.Sc. nursing 1st year students selected by purposive sampling technique .Research setting was selected nursing colleges of Moga. The final result was based on the result of outcome gathered by rating scales based on stress assessment, stress reactions and coping strategies. In this study, the maximum number 66 of B.Sc. nursing 1st year students had severe academic stress followed by 34 had moderate academic stress, maximum 52 of B.Sc nursing 1st year students had positive reactions followed by the minimum number 48 of B.Sc nursing 1st year students had negative reactions and maximum 68 of B.Sc. nursing 1st year students had adaptive coping strategies to deal with academic stress followed by the minimum 32 of B.Sc. nursing 1st year students had maladaptive coping strategies to deal with academic stress. The result was compiled and compared with literature in order to assess the stress level, stress reactions and coping strategies. 55-58 Issue-3 Volume-7 Amandeep Kumar