This study was conducted to investigate the influence of nursing education and clinical experience an the tear of death among nursing students and nurses. The fear responses were measured by the' Cotlett- Lester Fear of Death Scale'which is composed of 4 subseales to measure fear of death of self, fear of death of others, fear of dying of self and fear of dying of others. To investigate the influence of nursing education on the tear of death, the freshmen and the senior class of the nursing students were compared. The senior students were again compared with graduate nurses to investigate the influence of clinical experience on the fear of death. To investigate the possible institut ional difference in the fear response to death among different group of nurs.es and nursing students, students and nurses from Seoul National University and Korea University were selected to participate in the study. The three hypotheses formulated for this study are as follows: 1. Fear of death will decrease with increased educational level 2. Fear of death will decrease with increased clinical experience. 3. There will be institutional difference in the fear of death. The results obtained are as follows: 1. There was no significant differences in the fear of death between freshman and senior students. 2. There was no significant differences in the fear of death between senior students and graduate nurses. 3. There was significant difference between nurses and senior students in the subscale of fear of dying of others inwhich the nurses were found to be more fearful. 4. There were significant differences in the subscales of fear of dying of self and fear of dying of others between two institutions.