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Fostering Clinical Reasoning in Nursing Students

Koharchik, Linda DNP, MSN, RN, CNE; Caputi, Linda EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF; Robb, Meigan PhD, MS, AAS, RN; Culleiton, Alicia L. DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 1 - p 58–61
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000459638.68657.9b
Teaching for Practice
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This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students to apply knowledge in clinical settings. This article describes why it's important that nursing students develop clinical reasoning skills and how clinical nursing instructors can help them learn these skills.

This article in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors describes how instructors can help nursing students develop clinical reasoning skills.

Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs at Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, where Alicia L. Culleiton is also a clinical assistant professor. Linda Caputi is professor emerita at College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Meigan Robb is assistant professor of nursing at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA. Contact author: Linda Koharchik, koharchikl@duq.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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