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Articles tagged criticalthinking
Incorporating Bloom's Taxonomy in Nursing Curricula
by Jen Moreland, RN MSN | December 5, 2022
Help students move beyond memorization by making learning actionable. Learn how to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy through testing specifically around the NGN and how to communicate objectives to students to help them make higher-level thinking connections.
5 Ways to Boost Clinical Judgment Skills in Nursing Education
by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | November 8, 2022
Clinical judgment is the foundation of an effective career in nursing. Read on to learn more about how to improve clinical judgment skills in nursing education.
Pass/Fail vs Tiered Letter Grades for Nursing Students
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | March 30, 2022
i-Human Patients rubrics can easily be quantified to better measure pass/fail which diminishes failure to fail and improves interrater reliability. With the pressure of a letter grade being eliminated, students can focus more on learning the whys of what they are doing.
Active Learning in the Virtual and/or Traditional Classroom
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | February 8, 2022
Because of the pandemic, closing clinical sites to students, and having to pivot to virtual learning, educators have had to get really creative to bring clinical into the classroom. In this article, I will discuss ways to bring active learning into class to improve critical thinking skills.
White Paper: Enhancing Clinical Thinking Through Engagement & Remediation
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | January 20, 2022
Download the white paper to take a deep dive into ways to engage students through remediation to promote positive student outcomes and improve critical thinking skills for the NCLEX and beyond.
Examining the Use of Virtual Simulation to Improve Diagnostic Reasoning
by David E. Schultze, EdD, MSN, RN, CNRN, Executive Director of Nursing Simulation | September 15, 2021
In the recent peer-reviewed published study, "Use of a structured approach and virtual simulation practice to improve diagnostic reasoning" Dekhtyar et al. (2021) supported virtual simulation to improve critical thinking and clinical reasoning while decreasing diagnostic errors in medicine.
White Paper: Building Student Clinical Judgment Skills for the Next Generation NCLEX
by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | April 22, 2021
Take a deep dive into the ways in which educators can and must help their students build strong critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment skills so they can succeed on NGN and beyond.
Nightingale Challenge Meeting: Critical Thinking in Nursing Education
by Hallie Bensinger, DNP, APN, FNP | November 30, 2020
The goal of this Nightingale Challenge presentation was to underscore why it's critically important for nurse educators to prioritize teaching critical thinking skills to nursing students and to offer tips for building these skills in nursing curricula.