This article reports the outcomes of a kinesthetic learning strategy used during a cardiac lecture to engage students and to improve the use of classroom-acquired knowledge in today's challenging clinical settings. Nurse educators are constantly faced with finding new ways to engage students, stimulate critical thinking, and improve clinical application in a rapidly changing and complex health care system. Educators who deviate from the traditional pedagogy of didactic, content-driven teaching to a concept-based, student-centered approach using active and kinesthetic learning activities can enhance engagement and improve clinical problem solving, communication skills, and critical thinking to provide graduates with the tools necessary to be successful. The goals of this learning activity were to decrease the well-known classroom-clinical gap by enhancing engagement, providing deeper understanding of cardiac function and disorders, enhancing critical thinking, and improving clinical application. Abstract This article reports the outcomes of a kinesthetic learning strategy used during a cardiac lecture to engage students and to improve the use of classroom-acquired knowledge in today's challenging clinical settings.
Six exercises for nurses to foster critical thinking
Six exercises for nurses to foster critical thinking - Conexus
Traditionally, nurses have used a problem-solving approach in planning and providing nursing care. Today the decision-making part of problem solving has become increasingly complex and requires critical thinking. Critical thinking is a multidimensional skill, a cognitive or mental process or set of procedures. It involves reasoning and purposeful, systematic, reflective, rational, outcome-directed thinking based on a body of knowledge, as well as examination and analysis of all available information and ideas. Critical thinking leads to the formulation of conclusions and the most appropriate, often creative, decisions, options, or alternatives.
As a nurse, no matter what organization you work within, the ability to resolve issues before they turn into problems is crucial to ensure success in your role. To prepare for your next nursing position, we detail some fundamental critical thinking exercises that can help develop those all-important problem-solving skills. Fostering the right attributes and attitude that encourages critical thinking will help you excel in your nursing role and develop your career long into the future. These include:. By nature, the nursing profession is driven by process and best practice, but sometimes the opportunity arises for individuals to enrich and change the way that things are done.
March 10, NurseJournal Staff. Clinical skills in nursing are obviously important, but critical thinking is at the core of being a good nurse. Critical thinking skills are very important in the nursing field because they are what you use to prioritize and make key decisions that can save lives.
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