Investigation into the Relationship Between Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in the Nurse Practitioner Student

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623973
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Dissertation
Level of Evidence:
Quasi-Experimental Study, Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
Investigation into the Relationship Between Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in the Nurse Practitioner Student
Author(s):
Gorton, Karen L.
Additional Author Information:
Karen L. Gorton, PhD, RN, MS
Advisors:
White, Nancy E.; Hayes, Janice S.; Wilson, Vicki W.; Stiehl, Jim
Degree:
PhD
Degree Year:
2010
Grantor:
University of Northern Colorado
Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between critical thinking (CT) skills and clinical judgment in nurse practitioner (NP) students enrolled in an advanced practice educational program. To assess this relationship, the following four research hypotheses were developed: Nurse Practitioner students who demonstrate higher scores on the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) will also demonstrate more accuracy in the formulation of differential diagnoses as determined by their results on the exam style questions. Nurse Practitioner students who demonstrate higher scores on the (CCTST) will also demonstrate higher scores on the evaluation and reevaluation of consequences subscale of the Clinical Decision-Making in Nursing Scale (CDMNS). Nurse Practitioner students who demonstrate higher scores on the (CCTST) will also demonstrate more accuracy in the formulation of differential diagnosis as determined by the preceptor clinical evaluation tool. Professional work experience of the NP student as a registered nurse will have some relationship to the NP students’ scores and sub-scores on the California Critical Thinking Skills Test.

Keywords:
Critical Thinking Skills; Clinical Judgment
CINAHL Headings:
Critical Thinking; Diagnostic Reasoning; Decision Making, Clinical; Nurse Practitioners--Education; Students, Nursing; Nurse Practitioners; Clinical Competence; Kruskal-Wallis Test; Scales
Description:
This dissertation has also been disseminated through the University of Northern Colorado Scholarship & Creative Works @ Digital UNC. The author still retains copyright.
Note:
This item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
Repository Posting Date:
2018-03-23T18:27:34Z
Date of Publication:
2018-03-23

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dc.contributor.advisorWhite, Nancy E.en
dc.contributor.advisorHayes, Janice S.en
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Vicki W.en
dc.contributor.advisorStiehl, Jimen
dc.contributor.authorGorton, Karen L.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-23T18:27:34Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-23T18:27:34Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-23-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623973-
dc.descriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through the University of Northern Colorado Scholarship & Creative Works @ Digital UNC. The author still retains copyright.en
dc.description.abstract<p><span>The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between critical thinking (CT) skills and clinical judgment in nurse practitioner (NP) students enrolled in an advanced practice educational program. To assess this relationship, the following four research hypotheses were developed: Nurse Practitioner students who demonstrate higher scores on the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) will also demonstrate more accuracy in the formulation of differential diagnoses as determined by their results on the exam style questions. Nurse Practitioner students who demonstrate higher scores on the (CCTST) will also demonstrate higher scores on the evaluation and reevaluation of consequences subscale of the Clinical Decision-Making in Nursing Scale (CDMNS). Nurse Practitioner students who demonstrate higher scores on the (CCTST) will also demonstrate more accuracy in the formulation of differential diagnosis as determined by the preceptor clinical evaluation tool. Professional work experience of the NP student as a registered nurse will have some relationship to the NP students’ scores and sub-scores on the California Critical Thinking Skills Test.</span></p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectCritical Thinking Skillsen
dc.subjectClinical Judgmenten
dc.titleInvestigation into the Relationship Between Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in the Nurse Practitioner Studenten_US
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Northern Coloradoen
thesis.degree.levelPhDen
dc.description.noteThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.en
dc.primary-author.detailsKaren L. Gorton, PhD, RN, MSen
thesis.degree.year2010en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelQuasi-Experimental Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.subject.cinahlCritical Thinkingen
dc.subject.cinahlDiagnostic Reasoningen
dc.subject.cinahlDecision Making, Clinicalen
dc.subject.cinahlNurse Practitioners--Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlStudents, Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlNurse Practitionersen
dc.subject.cinahlClinical Competenceen
dc.subject.cinahlKruskal-Wallis Testen
dc.subject.cinahlScalesen
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