Featured article: Nursing Education ResearchDEVELOPING Clinically Savvy Nursing Students: An Evaluation of Problem-Based Learning in an Associate Degree ProgramJONES, MARCIAAuthor Information About the Author Marcia Jones, ND, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing, Bronx Community College, Bronx, New York. For more information, contact Dr. Jones at [email protected]. Nursing Education Perspective: September 2008 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - p 278-283 Buy Abstract Faculty in an associate degree nursing program at a community college in New York City noted that nursing students lacked critical analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and the reflective ability essential to applying nursing knowledge in clinical situations. This study reports on the use of problem-based learning as a teaching strategy and its impact on the development of critical thinking and communication skills in nursing students. Copyright 2008 by National League for Nursing, Inc.