We call this process critical thinking, and it is a process that is an integral part of nursing.
For the past twenty years, nursing faculty and clinical educators have stressed the importance of critical thinking as a basic part of nursing practice.
Today's environment makes it difficult for nurses to think critically.
Three forces—rising patient complexity, decreasing length of stay, and increased protocolization—now challenge even tenured nurses long recognized as strong critical thinkers.
Nurses long recognized as strong critical thinkers are increasingly finding themselves challenged as the care environment becomes more complex.
This toolkit contains 16 targeted exercises to enhance bedside nurse performance on five core components of critical thinking.
Yet, as the health care environment becomes more complex and nurses are faced with unique patient care situations on a daily basis, critical thinking skills must be excellent and become a routine process. You’re assigned to the medical surgical unit tonight and you have one patient that you are concerned about, Mrs., R.
The patient does not present as the previous nurse reported.
As a clinical nursing instructor, you have six students on a psychiatric floor.
Suddenly, one of the patients becomes agitated and begins to throw items across the room.