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  1. Beeken, Janice E. PhD, RN
  2. Dale, Marcia L. EdD, RN, FAAN
  3. Enos, Michael F. MSN, RN
  4. Yarbrough, Susan MS, RN, FNP


Teaching nursing students to use critical thinking skills is important in today's changing healthcare system. Formal instruction in critical thinking theory is included in a professional issues nursing course for junior nursing students. The authors describe healthcare and non-healthcare educational activities used to promote application of the principles of critical thinking.