Developing Students' Clinical Reasoning Skills: A Faculty Guide
Gonzalez, Lisa; Nielsen, Ann; Lasater, Kathie
Safe patient care relies on the ability of nurses to make timely, sound clinical judgments, yet new nurse graduates are underprepared. Nurse educators must take action with teaching to develop students' clinical reasoning skills and ultimately their clinical judgment. One first step is to consider strategies that integrate clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills into nursing curriculum.
The literature was reviewed to uncover what is known about teaching strategies that intentionally teach clinical reasoning skills and are focused on the development of students' clinical judgment.
Although not exhaustive, this guide for faculty discusses first steps when considering integrating clinical reasoning and judgment into nursing curriculum, presents teaching strategies, and provides ideas for implementation within nursing curriculum.
Teaching clinical reasoning skills, using a framework, and incorporating teaching strategies such as concept-learning, high-order questioning, and reflection focused on developing clinical reasoning skills may prove useful in developing students' clinical judgment.
Gonzalez, L., Nielsen, A., & Lasater, K. (2021). Developing Students' Clinical Reasoning Skills: A Faculty Guide. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(9), 485-493. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20210708-01
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 1, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Nov 8, 2021|
|Journal||Journal of Nursing Education|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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