- Read the article on page 110.
- Take the test, recording your answers in the test answers section (Section B) of the CE enrollment form. Each question has only one correct answer.
- Complete registration information (Section A) and course evaluation (Section C).
- Mail completed test with registration fee to: Broad Data Systems, Inc, 74 Brick Blvd, Bldg 4, Suite 206, Brick, NJ 08723.
- Within 3–4 weeks after your CE enrollment form is received, you will be notified of your test results.
- If you pass, you will receive a certificate of earned contact hours and answer key. If you fail, you have the option of taking the test again at no additional cost.
- A passing score for this test is 13 correct answers.
- Need CE STAT? Visit www.nursingcenter.com for immediate results, other CE activities, and your personalized CE planner tool.
- No Internet access? Call 1-800-787-8985 for other rush service options.
- Questions? Contact Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: 1-800-787-8985
Registration Deadline: April 30, 2016
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, will award 2.0 contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 2.0 contact hours. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC’s accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.
The authors and CE planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.
Payment and Discounts:
- The registration fee for this test is $21.95.
- Send two or more tests in any nursing journal published by LWW together by mail, and deduct $0.95 from the price of each test.
- We offer special discounts for as few as six tests and institutional bulk discounts for multiple tests. Call 1-800-787-8985 no extensions for more information.
CE TEST QUESTIONS
GENERAL PURPOSE STATEMENT: To become familiar with a study designed to evaluate the relationship between self-efficacy and advancing academic aspirations of registered nurses.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you will be able to:
1. Identify the relationship between self-efficacy and goal establishment and success.
2. Recognize the methodology of the study.
2. Summarize the results of the study.
- An individual’s self-perception of one’s ability to perform competently and achieve a task or goal effectively is defined as
- According to Bandura, the central trait of understanding an individual’s interactions with the environment as the mediator between knowledge and behavior is perceived as
- Which is more predictive than the actual experience of performing a behavior in forecasting future behaviors?
- What does perceived self-efficacy reflect according to Schwarzer and Jerusalem?
- New forces of emphasis on staff registered nurses’ professional development that contribute to creating characteristics and goals are outcomes, quality, and
- Which theoretical model is a useful framework to understand how behavioral characteristics guide individual actions?
- Social Behavioral Theory
- Social Cognitive Theory
- Social Modeling Theory
- Social Mastery Theory
- Research by Manojlovich found a significant association between self-efficacy and
- clinical outcomes.
- reduced hospital length of stay.
- patient satisfaction.
- professional practice behaviors.
- The study described in this article addressed self-efficacy and
- individual outcome action.
- group outcome action
- How many RNs met the inclusion criteria and participated in the study?
- Which method was used for data collection in this study?
- telephone interview
- in-person interview
- Internet survey
- focus group
- Most participants in the study began practice with a(n)
- diploma in nursing.
- associate degree in nursing.
- What percentage of participants in the study had obtained a subsequent degree?
- The most frequently cited barrier to returning to school was
- no incentive from work.
- not interested.
- Which nurses scored higher in self-efficacy scores?
- diploma nurses
- associate degree nurses
- those with an additional degree
- those with management experience
- The study showed that, in nurses who advanced their academic preparation as compared with those who did not, there was
- lower self-efficacy in diploma-prepared nurses only.
- lower self-efficacy.
- higher self-efficacy.
- higher self-efficacy in master’s-prepared nurses only.
- The study supports the relationship between self-efficacy and
- academic pursuit.
- nursing tenure.
- To enhance self-efficacy, programs suggested for implementation include all except
- goal mastery.
- leadership persuasion.
- role modeling.
- advanced clinical skills.
- Limitations of the study included
- small sample size.
- geographic location.
- age of the participants.
- gender of the participants.