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Critical thinking ability of associate, baccalaureate and RN-BSN senior students in Korea.
Nurs Outlook. 2006 Nov-Dec; 54(6):328-33.NO

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the critical thinking ability of students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) programs in Korea. The participants were 301 undergraduate nursing students. The instrument used for this study was the Watson & Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA). The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, and analysis of variance with Scheffe's multiple comparison. The average critical thinking ability score was 41.59. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students scored significantly higher on critical thinking than the other 2 groups. Students < or = 22 years of age scored higher than the other age groups on critical thinking. This study provides preliminary evidence that the length and content of an educational program is as important as its focus on enabling students to develop their critical thinking abilities. This finding suggests a need to infuse critical thinking activities early in existing secondary school curricula as a way of encouraging students to develop their thinking abilities earlier.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, 11-1 Daehyung-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17142151

Citation

Shin, Sujin, et al. "Critical Thinking Ability of Associate, Baccalaureate and RN-BSN Senior Students in Korea." Nursing Outlook, vol. 54, no. 6, 2006, pp. 328-33.
Shin S, Ha J, Shin K, et al. Critical thinking ability of associate, baccalaureate and RN-BSN senior students in Korea. Nurs Outlook. 2006;54(6):328-33.
Shin, S., Ha, J., Shin, K., & Davis, M. K. (2006). Critical thinking ability of associate, baccalaureate and RN-BSN senior students in Korea. Nursing Outlook, 54(6), 328-33.
Shin S, et al. Critical Thinking Ability of Associate, Baccalaureate and RN-BSN Senior Students in Korea. Nurs Outlook. 2006 Nov-Dec;54(6):328-33. PubMed PMID: 17142151.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Critical thinking ability of associate, baccalaureate and RN-BSN senior students in Korea. AU - Shin,Sujin, AU - Ha,Juyoung, AU - Shin,Kyungrim, AU - Davis,Michael K, PY - 2005/04/13/received PY - 2006/12/5/pubmed PY - 2007/1/20/medline PY - 2006/12/5/entrez SP - 328 EP - 33 JF - Nursing outlook JO - Nurs Outlook VL - 54 IS - 6 N2 - The purpose of this study was to compare the critical thinking ability of students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, and Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) programs in Korea. The participants were 301 undergraduate nursing students. The instrument used for this study was the Watson & Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA). The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, and analysis of variance with Scheffe's multiple comparison. The average critical thinking ability score was 41.59. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students scored significantly higher on critical thinking than the other 2 groups. Students < or = 22 years of age scored higher than the other age groups on critical thinking. This study provides preliminary evidence that the length and content of an educational program is as important as its focus on enabling students to develop their critical thinking abilities. This finding suggests a need to infuse critical thinking activities early in existing secondary school curricula as a way of encouraging students to develop their thinking abilities earlier. SN - 0029-6554 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17142151/Critical_thinking_ability_of_associate_baccalaureate_and_RN_BSN_senior_students_in_Korea_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0029-6554(06)00253-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -