Integrating Critical Thinking, Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Research in Developing Clinical Decision-Making Skills in Baccalaureate Nursing Students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149599
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Presentation
Title:
Integrating Critical Thinking, Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Research in Developing Clinical Decision-Making Skills in Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Abstract:
Integrating Critical Thinking, Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Research in Developing Clinical Decision-Making Skills in Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Stopper, Connie, RN, MSN, MEd
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Nancy C. Panthofer, RN, MSN
[Clinical session research presentation] The complexity of a rapidly changing health care environment and clinical problems presented by patients/clients as well as a continuing knowledge explosion and advancements in technology demand highly prepared practitioners of nursing who are able to make effective practice decisions.  The practice environment for the delivery of health care is increasingly based on evidence-based standards that require critical thinking and the application of research.  Essential to evidence-based practice is the identification of the clinical problem/focus, the appraisal and applicability of the most current evidence, and synthesis and analysis that lead to conclusions and recommendations for changes in practice.   Educational programs have given considerable effort to the implementation of critical thinking strategies in baccalaureate education.  Development of effective strategies for implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) is still in its infancy as are research studies to validate effectiveness of the outcomes.  Acute care and other health care agencies often meet significant challenges utilizing evidence-based practice (EBP) that integrates critical thinking and research as a framework for care when new graduates are employed. Evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and clinical research are universal concepts in nursing that theoretically may be globally applied in a variety of settings.  For this to be successful, several factors must be taken into consideration including:  empowerment in nursing; collaborative relationships; type of setting; self-efficacy; and perceptions of the professional role. This presentation discusses one strategy used for integrating critical thinking, applied research, and evidence-based practice in a senior baccalaureate nursing experience involving a four-semester hour nurse extern course.  Baccalaureate student nurse externs were engaged in a process by which they learned phases of evidence-based practice, utilized critical thinking skills and had an opportunity to apply the process in a clinical setting in collaboration with registered nurse preceptors.  Factors for consideration in strategy development and recommendations from the project are presented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrating Critical Thinking, Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Research in Developing Clinical Decision-Making Skills in Baccalaureate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149599-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Integrating Critical Thinking, Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Research in Developing Clinical Decision-Making Skills in Baccalaureate Nursing Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stopper, Connie, RN, MSN, MEd</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cstopper@kent.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nancy C. Panthofer, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] The complexity of a rapidly changing health care environment and clinical problems presented by patients/clients as well as a continuing knowledge explosion and advancements in technology demand highly prepared practitioners of nursing who are able to make effective practice decisions.&nbsp; The practice environment for the delivery of health care is increasingly based on evidence-based standards that require critical thinking and the application of research.&nbsp; Essential to evidence-based practice is the identification of the clinical problem/focus, the appraisal and applicability of the most current evidence, and synthesis and analysis that lead to conclusions and recommendations for changes in practice.&nbsp; &nbsp;Educational programs have given considerable effort to the implementation of critical thinking strategies in baccalaureate education.&nbsp; Development of effective strategies for implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) is still in its infancy as are research studies to validate effectiveness of the outcomes.&nbsp; Acute care and other health care agencies often meet significant challenges utilizing evidence-based practice (EBP) that integrates critical thinking and research as a framework for care when new graduates are employed.&nbsp;Evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and clinical research are universal concepts in nursing that theoretically may be globally applied in a variety of settings.&nbsp; For this to be successful, several factors must be taken into consideration including:&nbsp; empowerment in nursing; collaborative relationships; type of setting; self-efficacy; and perceptions of the professional role.&nbsp;This presentation discusses one strategy used for integrating critical thinking, applied research, and evidence-based practice in a senior baccalaureate nursing experience involving a four-semester hour nurse extern course.&nbsp; Baccalaureate student nurse externs were engaged in a process by which they learned phases of evidence-based practice, utilized critical thinking skills and had an opportunity to apply the process in a clinical setting in collaboration with registered nurse preceptors.&nbsp; Factors for consideration in strategy development and recommendations from the project are presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:05:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:05:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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