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Abstract : COVID-19 pandemic was reported significantly in the literature as a situation that affected the mental health status of healthcare workers in general and nurses in particular. However, there is a lack of studies exploring the levels and associated factors of depression among Jordanian nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Aim: The present study aimed at assessing the levels of depression and its associated factor among Jordanian nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. King Abdullah University Hospital and Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital, Jordan. A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in the period between Feb-2002 and Apr-2022 at King Abdullah University Hospital and Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital, Jordan. The study used the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-21) over a sample of 205 nurses. The data was analyzed using the Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings of the study revealed that 46.8% (n=96) of the nurses were normal, 21% (n=43) had mild mood disturbances, 5.9% (n=12) showed borderline clinical depression, 15.1% (n=31) had moderate depression, 3.4% (n=7) had severe depression and 7.8% (n=16) had extremely severe depression. In addition, the results showed that there was a significant association between levels of depression among nurses and their socio-demographic characteristics (age (p=0.009), gender (p=0.001), years of experience (p=0.030), marital status (p=0.010) and working area (0.041)). The study concluded that there is an increasing prevalence of depression among Jordanian nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic and these levels were affected by nurses' characteristics.

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