Assessment the Level of Self-Efficacy among Newly Graduate Nursing Students Faculty of Nursing – Alexandria University

Document Type : Research articles


Nursing Administration Department, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University


Background: Self-efficacy (SE) is crucial for improving students' clinical performance, competence, and motivation in nursing education. SE was defined as the degree of one’s feelings about one’s ability to accomplish goals. SE played a mediating role between clinical learning environments and clinical competence. Objective: To determine the level of self-efficacy among newly graduate nursing students. Settings: The study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing – Alexandria University. Subjects: A convenience sample of 65 newly graduated nursing students 2020 – 2021 before they started their internship program and after end the last exam of eighth semester. Tools: one tool was used, perceived level of Self-Efficacy (SE) Structured Interview. Results: about one third of nurse students (32.3 %) have Grade Point Average (GPA) (B 3.1–3.39) last year. Furthermore, the study showed that 61.5% of the study participants had moderate level of SE. Conclusion: the present study concluded that high sense of SE among newly graduate nursing students, which is considered a key component for acting independently and competently in the nursing profession. Recommendations: The nursing students should have the opportunity to practice clinical skills in clinical settings under the direct supervision of a clinical educator before graduation and under the direct supervision of a clinical preceptor after graduation in order to mastering skills and increase level of SE, they should receive ongoing and constructive feedback throughout their studies, clinical educators should encourage nursing students to act independently and under the indirect supervision to reach a certain level of competence.