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  1. Winslow, Susan DNP, RN, NEA-BC, APHN-BC
  2. DeGuzman, Pamela PhD, MBA, RN
  3. Kulbok, Pamela DNSc, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAN
  4. Jackson, Stephanie DNP, RN, CNS, ACNS-BC


The last decade has brought about a synergy of influences for registered nurses to advance their academic preparation. Literature indicates that there is correlation between self-efficacy and goal establishment and success. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the relationship between self-efficacy and advancing academic aspirations of registered nurses. Findings indicated that there was a trend toward a difference in the self-efficacy of nurses who began their career with a diploma or associate degree and went on for academic advancement and those who did not.