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Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000038
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Nurses’ Self-Efficacy and Academic Degree Advancement

Winslow, Susan DNP, RN, NEA-BC, APHN-BC; DeGuzman, Pamela PhD, MBA, RN; Kulbok, Pamela DNSc, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAN; Jackson, Stephanie DNP, RN, CNS, ACNS-BC

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Abstract

The last decade has brought about a synergy of influences for registered nurses to advance their academic preparation. Literature indicates that there is correlation between self-efficacy and goal establishment and success. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the relationship between self-efficacy and advancing academic aspirations of registered nurses. Findings indicated that there was a trend toward a difference in the self-efficacy of nurses who began their career with a diploma or associate degree and went on for academic advancement and those who did not.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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