Feature ArticlesSelf-efficacy and Satisfaction With Teaching in Online CoursesHampton, Debra PhD, MSN, FACHE, NEA-BC, CENP; Culp-Roche, Amanda PhD, APRN; Hensley, Angie DNP, APRN; Wilson, Jessica PhD, APRN; Otts, Jo Ann DNP; Thaxton-Wiggins, Amanda PhD; Fruh, Sharon PhD; Moser, Debra K. PhD, FAHA, FAANAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Interim Assistant Dean of the MSN & DNP Programs, Academic Program Coordinator of the Graduate Leadership Programs, and Assistant Professor (Dr Hampton); Co-coordinator of the RN to BSN Program and Instructor (Dr Culp-Roche); Assistant Clinical Professor (Dr Hensley); and Director of Online Innovation and Co-Coordinator of the RN to BSN Program and Assistant Clinical Professor (Dr Wilson), University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington; Assistant Professor (Dr Otts), University of South Alabama, Mobile; Lecturer and Statistician (Dr Thaxton-Wiggins), University of Kentucky, Lexington; Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Evaluation, and Development (Dr Fruh), University of South Alabama, Mobile; and Professor and Linda C. Gill Endowed Chair, Assistant Dean of the PhD Program and Scholarly Affairs, and Co-director of the Rich Heart Program (Dr Moser), University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Dr Hampton, 423, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, 751 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40536 ([email protected]). Accepted for publication: December 16, 2019 Published ahead of print: January 14, 2020 Cite this article as: Hampton D, Culp-Roche A, Hensley A, et al. Self-efficacy and satisfaction with teaching in online courses. Nurse Educ. 2020;45(6):302-306. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000805 Nurse Educator: 11/12 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 6 - p 302-306 doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000805 Buy Metrics Abstract Background Growth of online education has increased the demand for satisfied educators with perceived self-efficacy in online teaching. Teaching self-efficacy is an indicator of the belief that one can make a difference in student learning outcomes. Purpose The aim of this study was to examine the level of teaching self-efficacy and satisfaction of online nursing faculty. Methods This study used a descriptive cross-sectional survey design. Faculty satisfaction was measured by the Online Instructor Satisfaction Measure, and self-efficacy for online teaching was measured by the Michigan Nurse Educator's Sense of Efficacy for Online Teaching instrument. Results The sample included 100 faculty in multiple schools of nursing who taught at least 1 online course in RN to BSN or graduate nursing programs. Overall, participants had relatively high levels of online teaching self-efficacy and satisfaction. Conclusions Teacher self-efficacy can be facilitated through faculty development and increased experience teaching online. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.