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Authors

  1. Kotcherlakota, Suhasini PhD
  2. Zimmerman, Lani PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
  3. Berger, Ann M. PhD, APRN, AOCNS, FAAN

Abstract

Two broad issues that beginning graduate nursing students face are identifying a research focus and learning how to organize complex information. Developing a mind map is 1 strategy to help students clarify their thinking and lay the foundation for in-depth expertise related to their research focus, review of the literature, and conceptual framework. The authors discuss their use of mind mapping combined with feedback using a fishbowl technique.