In relation to the level of it estresse of the nurses of the Hospital of the west, only 2 citizens had presented the symptoms declared in the questionnaire, having been able to demonstrate that the level of estresse is moderate, however, cares must be taken for an improvement in the professional quality, preventing possible alterations in this level. The mechanisms of adaptation estresse to it for the nursing professionals are individual, in agreement the necessity of each one. The week end is used to restitute the energies personal, through the conviviality with the family, to rest, stroll with the friends and vacations are the identified mechanisms to relax and to face the problems of the days of work. Consideraes final the history of the nursing discloses problems related to the profession that had no longer appeared beginning of its implementation, in Brazil and other countries, and that still today they are latent, as the marginalizao, that the nurse takes to search, constantly, its professional affirmation before other professionals. Moreover, other problems related exist several estresse to it in the nursing, as the reduced number of nurses in the team, the lack of professional recognition and the low wages that take the professional to act more than in a workstation, playing a long load monthly horria. In the last few decades, the expressive change in all the levels of the society started to demand of the human being a great capacity of physical, mental and social adaptation. Many times, the great requirement imposed to the people for the changes of the modern life and consequently, the imperious necessity to adjust it to such changes, had finished for displaying the workers in special to the one frequent situation of conflict, anxiety, anguish and emotional run down. With this study it was possible to identify the level of estresse of the searched nurses and the situations faced for them that they intervene with its quality of life and work.