Feature ArticlesNursing Students' Mindsets Matter Cultivating a Growth MindsetWilliams, Cheryl A. PhD, RN, CNE, NP-CAuthor Information Author Affiliation: Associate Professor, Graduate Nursing, Salem State University, Massachusetts. The author declares no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Dr Williams, Graduate Nursing, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.nurseeducatoronline.com). Accepted for publication: November 25, 2019 Published ahead of print: February 3, 2020 Cite this article as: Williams CA. Nursing students' mindsets matter: cultivating a growth mindset. Nurse Educ. 2020;45(5):252-256. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000798 Nurse Educator: 9/10 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 5 - p 252-256 doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000798 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Background Dweck's growth mindset model, as a cognitive psychology model, details how various individuals perceive intelligence and academic ability. The growth mindset model has demonstrated academic success in students across many disciplines for more than 30 years. Problem The growth mindset model has not been examined in prelicensure nursing education. Approach This article introduces the growth mindset model, highlights differences and implications on learning between the 2 mindsets, and offers suggestions to cultivate the growth mindset model in nursing education. Conclusions Given the scholastic merits attributed to the growth mindset model, a closer investigation into the potential integration of the model into nursing education may be warranted. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.