Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment of Professional Nurses in a Career Mobility Program
This study’s purpose was to establish the impact of a Career Advancement Program on critical thinking and clinical judgment of Registered Nurses. Findings of the study suggest that critical thinking and clinical judgment are not influenced by patterns of upward mobility. Additionally, an analysis did not indicate significant predictors in education, specialty area, or years of nursing experience related to scores. Whereas this study questions the efficacy of career mobility programs on critical thinking and clinical judgment, it does not measure the impact of career advancement programs on other key outcome variables. The study suggests nurse educators emphasize critical thinking and clinical judgment rather than transmission of information in educational offerings.
Bechtel, Gregory A.; Smith, Janet N.; Printz, Virginia; and Gronseth, Denine. 1993. Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment of Professional Nurses in a Career Mobility Program. Journal of Nursing Staff Development. Vol.9(5). 218-222. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8229260/ PMID: 8229260 ISSN: 0882-0627