Critical Thinking for Nurses: A Roadmap to Effective Nursing Practice

Course # 0080

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to identify to nurses the importance of using sound critical thinking as a foundation for exercising best practice clinical judgment and how failure to apply critical thinking can impair decision-making.

Description

Critical Thinking for Nurses: A Roadmap to Effective Nursing Practice is a 1 hour continuing education course that identifies to nurses the importance of using sound critical thinking as a foundation for exercising best practice clinical judgment and how failure to apply critical thinking can impair decision-making. The course defines critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment. It describe the 5 key indicators of a critical thinker and identifies the correlation of critical thinking and clinical reasoning versus clinical judgment. It ends by describe three uses for critical thinking in nursing practice.

Learning Objectives

1. Define critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment 2. Describe the 5 key indicators of a critical thinker 3. Identify the correlation of critical thinking and clinical reasoning versus clinical judgment 4. Cite the focus of critical thinking 5. Describe three uses for critical thinking in nursing practice

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Dialysis Technicians Nurses

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