This article focuses on nursing students’ needs for teachers to listen to them, give them feedback and have faith in them while on campus. With good self-confidence, students’ motivation and academic performance may improve.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore educational factors promoting nursing students’ motivation.

Methods: Data was collected by questionnaire with closed answer alternatives, and analyzed by descriptive statistics.

Findings: Nursing students emphasize the importance of teachers listening to them. The fact that teachers believe in them and give them feedback is important for motivation and self-confidence.

Conclusion: We consider the teacher's relational competence as influencing students' intrinsic motivation, strengthening their belief in themselves and guiding them toward meaningful action, which essentially relates to successful meetings between student and teacher.

Keywords: academic self-perception, learning, nursing students, self-confidence, teacher's impact