The purpose of this study was to explore self-efficacy and emotional intelligence (EI) as predictors for successful clinical performance in nursing students. Students (n = 56) from 5 associate degree in nursing (ADN) schools in 2 Northeastern states participated in the study. Findings demonstrated significant relationships among EI, self-efficacy, and student-rated clinical competence. The findings from this study support the importance of fostering clinical self-efficacy and building EI abilities in ADN students.
Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing, Southern Vermont College, Bennington, Vermont.
Funding was received from Alexander Gralnick Research Fund through Pace University.
The author declares no conflictS of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Rice, Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Dr, Bennington, VT 05201 (email@example.com).
Accepted for publication: November 29, 2014
Published ahead of print: January 24, 2015