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Mindsets May Matter in Nursing Education

Williams, Cheryl A.

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000267

Nursing education needs innovative and effective teaching models that are easily conveyed and economical. Dweck's mindset model harnesses the predictive power of noncognitive factors such as motivation, perseverance, effort, and academic tenacity to shape the learner's perceptions of intelligence for competency development. All individuals possess perceptions of intelligence; however, the mindset model demonstrates the immense potential associated with endorsement of the growth mindset and student success.

About the Author Cheryl A. Williams, PhD, RN, CNE NP-C, is assistant professor, School of Nursing, Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts. For more information, contact Dr. Williams at

The author has declared no conflict of interest.

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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