Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award



Document Type

DNP Project



Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Colleen Marzilli

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Sandra Cleveland



The profession of nursing has recognized in the past 20 years the need for graduate nurses to enter the profession prepared to care for complex medical patients in an ever-changing healthcare environment. It has become a major challenge for nurse educators to provide students with adequate didactic and clinical education in nursing. The overall purpose of this project was to help nurse educators accept the challenge required to make the radical transformation in education. Faculty participated in the measurement of self-efficacy pre and post-exposure to teaching strategies related to (1) critical thinking, (2) clinical judgment, and (3) clinical reasoning and decision-making.

Keywords: self-efficacy, critical thinking, clinical judgment, clinical reasoning, clinical decision making


This project is dedicated to the nursing faculty and mentors, who work each day to produce the next generation of nurses. Thank you for being dedicated and relentless in the pursuit of excellence in the nursing profession.

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