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Measuring critical thinking in graduate education: what do we know?

Abstract

Accrediting and specialty organizations agree that a master's education expands critical thinking skills gained during undergraduate study, yet a review of literature revealed a lack of research measuring critical thinking of students enrolled in postbaccalaureate education in nursing and other fields. Of 35 studies retrieved, 17 were conducted on undergraduate nursing students, with the remainder spread across practicing RNs, and master's level students in physical therapy, business, medicine, and nursing. A critique of this research and recommendations for future study are presented.

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  • Authors

    Seldomridge LA, Walsh CM

    Source

    Nurse educator 31:3 pg 132-7

    MeSH

    Attitude of Health Personnel
    Clinical Competence
    Curriculum
    Education, Graduate
    Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
    Education, Nursing, Graduate
    Educational Measurement
    Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    Health Services Needs and Demand
    Humans
    Logic
    Nurse Clinicians
    Nurse Practitioners
    Nursing Education Research
    Reproducibility of Results
    Students, Health Occupations
    Students, Nursing
    Teaching
    Thinking

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16708038