Comparison of critical thinking skills and dispositions of baccalaureate nursing students at program entry and exit

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dc.contributor.advisor Twibell, Kathryn R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Taylor, June C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:28Z
dc.date.created 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2004 .T39 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187161
dc.description.abstract Critical thinking is an essential component of baccalaureate nursing education today. Nursing programs are required to provide evidence that graduating students possess essential critical thinking skills. Consequently, educators are increasingly challenged to promote strategies that develop the critical thinking skills and dispositions of students. The purpose of this study is to determine if there are significant differences in the critical thinking skills and dispositions of baccalaureate nursing students upon entry to a nursing program compared with the same students' critical thinking skills and dispositions at completion of the program. A convenience sample comprised of 125 nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program at one public university in the Midwestern United States will be utilized. Participation in the research study will be voluntary and confidentiality will be assured. The significance of the study lies in an increased awareness of the extent to which critical thinking skills and dispositions change during a baccalaureate nursing curriculum and the level at which new graduates demonstrate critical thinking skills and dispositions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iii, 141 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Critical thinking. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing students -- Psychology. en_US
dc.title Comparison of critical thinking skills and dispositions of baccalaureate nursing students at program entry and exit en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1310432 en_US


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