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The purposes of this research were to test construct validity of metacognition scale using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The participants were 600 senior undergraduate nursing students by Multi-stage random sampling. The research instrument was metacognition scale developed by using 21 items of computer multimedia with content validity ranging between .60-1.00 and marginal reliability of .65. The collected data were analyzed with confirmatory factor analysis through LISREL. The results were as follows: The confirmatory factor analysis of metacognition model revealed 2 factors namely metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive control. The metacognitive knowledge factor consisted of 3 indicators including strategy knowledge, self-knowledge and cognitive task knowledge. The factor loadings were .30 .23 and .14 respectively. The metacognitive control factor consisted of 3 indicators including monitoring, evaluation and planning. The factor loadings were .71 .60 and .50 respectively. The validation of goodness of fitted model yielded a Chi-square of 7.724, p=.461 at a degree of freedom of 8 (GFI= 0.996, AGFI = 0.989 and RMSEA=0.000). The metacognition scale of nursing students has construct validity.