Nursing Process and Critical Thinking: Critical Thinking in the Nursing Process
Adapting to new and increasing healthcare technology and coping with multiple nursing and medical priorities has required nurses to develop essential critical thinking and reason skills. Critical thinking is the rational examination and analysis of available information that leads to the formulation of conclusions and alternatives that are the most appropriate for the situation and it is an essential part of the nursing process.
This program will demonstrate how critical thinking skills are applied to clinical practice through the use of 12 vignettes that follow a nursing student and her colleagues as they care for a chronically ill patient.
After viewing the program, the learner should be able to:
- Define critical thinking as an organized way of thinking
- Identify and briefly described selected elements of critical thinking
- Explain how critical thinking is essential in the nursing process