First Advisor

Kathleen Whalen


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


Impact of Evidence Based Practice Resource Guide on Nursing Faculty's Report of Self-efficacy


Nurses transitioning from the clinical setting to the classroom are often experts in content but need mentoring for their role in the classroom. To help faculty proactively develop competency in their academic role, they were provided with an electronic resource guide based on the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Core Competencies. This quality improvement pilot project used a Qualtrics pre- and post-self-efficacy survey (Cronbach alpha 0.947) to measure if the use of the self-directed resource guide would make an impact. The pre-survey consisted of three demographic questions and 27 questions based on the NLN Nurse Educator Competency categories and Bandura’s self-efficacy theory, and two open-ended reflective questions. Faculty then used the self-directed resource guide during the academic fall semester 2021 and at the start of spring semester 2022. A post-self-efficacy survey was then administered, duplicating the 27 questions in the pre-survey and one open-ended question to invite faculty to give additional insight on usefulness of resource guide and identify future needed support. The results were statistically significant (t=2.133, p=0.034), implying the intervention may have made a difference (

Keywords: DNP Project, Novice Nurse Educator, Self-efficacy, Employee Satisfaction, Mentorship and Transitioning of Role

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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