Reflection as a tool to enhance critical thinking during the preceptorship experience

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dc.contributor Dunn, Linda L.
dc.contributor Gaskins, Susan W.
dc.contributor Houser, Rick
dc.contributor Robinson, Cecil D.
dc.contributor.advisor Stanton, Marietta P. Rose, Linda Sue 2017-03-01T16:35:23Z 2017-03-01T16:35:23Z 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001070
dc.identifier.other Rose_alatus_0004D_11341
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Critical thinking ability is required for safe nursing practice and nursing scholars agree that nursing students must learn critical thinking skills, however a consensus of how to best teach critical thinking is not readily available from the literature. Additionally, the need to assess and measure critical thinking skills is clear but research on methods of achieving this mandate is limited. The aim of this research study is to test the impact of an intervention applied during the preceptorship experience. The Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT), a type of California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST); was administered to two groups of nursing students from difference college enrolled in a NUR Preceptorship course. Following the administration of the HSRT the experimental group received the intervention of directions on journaling of response to clinical events; the control group did not receive an intervention. The HSRT was administered again to both groups at the completion of the preceptorship experience and the scores analyzed to determine the impact of the intervention. Specifically, the purpose was to determine if the use of guided reflective journaling resulted in a statistically significant difference in scores on a test of critical thinking.
dc.format.extent 93 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.haspart Supplementary pdf file of institutional review board approval letter.
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Nursing
dc.subject.other Education
dc.title Reflection as a tool to enhance critical thinking during the preceptorship experience
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies The University of Alabama doctoral Ed.D.

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