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Keywords

CLINICAL DECISION MAKING, CRITICAL THINKING, CONCEPT MAPPING

 

Authors

  1. Ferrario, Catherine G. DNSc, APRN,BC

Abstract

Observations and research in educational and practice settings suggest new nurses are not using critical thinking skills. Teaching strategies traditionally focused on linear modes of thinking-no longer as helpful in today's complex and crisis-driven contexts. Concept mapping has promise of promoting higher levels of thinking and may develop critical thinking-and decision-making skills-in less time and without intensive oversight by staff instructors. A case example is used to demonstrate the design of a concept map.