Your stories and the meaning of life
December 15, 2017
Sustainable Performance Phase – Discussion
December 15, 2017

Description
Recall?your?early?clinical?nursing?experiences?what?guided?your?decisions??Did?you?practice?nursing??by?the
book???Now,?consider?how?you?make?decisions?today.?How?have?your?clinical?experiences?fostered?a?greater
depth?of?knowledge?and?critical?thinking?
This?week?s?Learning?Resources?explore?skill?development?and?levels?of?knowledge?acquisition?based?on
clinical?experience.?For?example,?Benner?suggests?that?as?a?nurse?gains?more?experience,?knowledge?and?skill
level?increases.?Nurses?move?from?novices?making?decisions?based?on?rules?to?experts?who?are?able?to?see
connections?between?actions?and?outcomes?using?critical?thinking.?This?Discussion?focuses?on?the?role?of?critical
thinking?in?nursing?practice?and?the?connection?between?critical?thinking,?clinical?competence,?and?scholarship.
To?prepare:
Review?the?Learning?Resources?focusing?on?critical?thinking?and?Benner?s?interpretation?of?the?Novice?to?Expert
theory.
Reflect?on?how?critical?thinking?is?used?in?clinical?practice.?How?does?critical?thinking?relate?to,?or?support,
clinical?competence?
What?critical?thinking?strategies?do?you?use?to?improve?your?clinical?competence?and?thus?move?from?novice?to
expert?
Consider?the?connection?between?critical?thinking,?nursing?practice,?and?scholarship.
Post?your?observations?on?how?critical?thinking?is?used?in?clinical?practice?(provide?examples);?how?you?employ
critical?thinking?strategies?to?improve?clinical?competence;?and?your?thoughts?on?the?connections?between
critical?thinking,?scholarship,?and?practice.
**Please?use?these?websites?and?additional?material?for?sources?
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCstrategiesforthinkingcritically
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCcriticalreading
http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/Patricia_Benner_From_Novice_to_Expert.html
http://cjni.net/journal/?p=967

 

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