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Developing Critical Thinking with Active Learning Strategies

Youngblood, Nancy PhD, RN, FNP; Beitz, Janice M. PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN


The development of students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing contemporary nurse educators, especially those teaching graduate nursing students. Active learning techniques are suggested to promote critical thinking development. The authors describe how active learning strategies nurtured critical thinking processes in a group of adult nurse practitioner students.

Nancy Youngblood, PhD, RN, FNP, Assistant Professor,, Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, School of Nursing, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

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