Arthurs, J. B. (2007). A juggling act in the classroom: Managing different learning style. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 22(1), 2-7.
This article is a good reference to discuss the important for nurse educators to
explore the different learning styles of novice students and how to implement that
knowledge in constructing an educational experience that meets the different types
need of the students. The article describe the key elements of each learning styles theory
the different methods, and instructions that could be implement to promote the varies learning styles. The author defines and compares cognitive the following learning styles of Fleming and Mill’s, Dunn and Dunn, and Kolb’s model. This article was excellent in
providing the knowledge of how students learn and multiple techniques for faculty to use to assist the nursing students to be effective.
Ashley, J., Stamp, K. (2014). Learning to think like a nurse: the development of clinical judgment in nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(9), 519-525.
This is excellent article because it provide knowledge of exploring novice nursing
clinical judgment and reasoning skills in high-fidelity simulation. This article assist the nurse educator in comparing the clinical judgment and reasoning skills of novice nursing students with those who were slightly more advanced. The sample size to the project was
104 prelicensure nursing students. Each student after the 15-20 minute videotaped stimulation of his or her performance had “one –to-one debriefing.” In the nursing students interview they describe what he or she was thinking, feeling, and assessment at various points in the scenario. The project assists the nursing students to use their critical thinking skills, which is an important element of the nursing process. Five themes emerged from the interviews: Thinking like a nurse, Assessment, Looking for answers, Communication, and Magical or reflective thinking. Understanding how students think is
important so that educators can create an effective learning experience.
Castledine, G. (2010). Critical thinking is crucial. British Journal of Nursing, 19(4), 271
An editorial written to evaluate the important of critical thinking in order for the nursing students to be successful in becoming a nurse. The author discuss that critical thinking is a skill that requires reinforcement and development. Critical thinking should be started early in life and hope to be promoted in our colleges and universities, and acknowledge
as a crucial part of the healthcare and nursing practice. The article discuss that critical thinking is a process of thoroughly defining and analyzing situations, with the focus on questioning information rather than simply accepting it. A main problem the author discuss concerning critical thinking with the student is that they do not know what their own thinking style is and this is why it imperative we as nurse educators encourage novice nursing students to express what they are thinking concerning a clinical situation and to ask questions. The author stress nurses need to develop critical thinking skills to survive in today advance healthcare society. This writer support this article because it support the need to expand novice nursing students knowledge concerning critical
Edgecombe, K., & Bowden, M. (2009). The ongoing search for best practice in clinical teaching and learning: A model of nursing students’ evolution to proficient novice registered nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 9, 91-101.
This article introduce the development of a model of nursing students as evolving proficient nurses.