Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in Nurse Practitioner Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152906
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in Nurse Practitioner Students
Abstract:
Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in Nurse Practitioner Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Gorton, Karen L., MSN, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Northern Colorado
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to add to the body of knowledge related to critical thinking in Nurse Practitioner (NP)ÿstudents. There is limited information in the area of critical thinking and clinical judgment in NP students. The study explores the relationship between clinical judgment and critical thinking skills in Nurse Practitioner students. Methods: This is a descriptive correlational design study with a convenience, nonprobability sampling technique. The Nurse Practitioner (NP)ÿstudents are all enrolled in the last year of advanced practice accredited nursing education programs at theÿMSN level. The NP students are currently providing direct patient care under the supervision of clinical preceptors. Critical thinking skills are assessed with the California Critical Thinking Skills Test. Clinical judgment is assessed via the following methods:ÿability of the NP student to correctly formulate a differential diagnosis and provide a correct answer to exam style questions; the scores on the Clinical Decision Making in Nursing Scale; and via preceptor evaluation. Results: not fully completed yet. Conclusion: not fully understood at the present time.
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.titleCritical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in Nurse Practitioner Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152906-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in Nurse Practitioner 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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gorton, Karen L., MSN, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Northern Colorado</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karen.gorton@unco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to add to the body of knowledge related to critical thinking in Nurse Practitioner (NP)&yuml;students. There is limited information in the area of critical thinking and clinical judgment in NP students. The study explores the relationship between clinical judgment and critical thinking skills in Nurse Practitioner students. Methods: This is a descriptive correlational design study with a convenience, nonprobability sampling technique. The Nurse Practitioner (NP)&yuml;students are all enrolled in the last year of advanced practice accredited nursing education programs at the&yuml;MSN level. The NP students are currently providing direct patient care under the supervision of clinical preceptors. Critical thinking skills are assessed with the California Critical Thinking Skills Test. Clinical judgment is assessed via the following methods:&yuml;ability of the NP student to correctly formulate a differential diagnosis and provide a correct answer to exam style questions; the scores on the Clinical Decision Making in Nursing Scale; and via preceptor evaluation. Results: not fully completed yet. Conclusion: not fully understood at the present time.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:54:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:54:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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