ERIC Number: ED379299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Cognitive Reengineering: A Process for Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills in RNs.
Young, Michele M.
Critical thinking has been identified as essential to development of the professional nursing role. A process, "cognitive reengineering," has been created to facilitate critical thinking skill development in RNs. The process is derived from adult learning principles, techniques of consciousness-raising, and transformational theory. Its basic components include examination, disassembly, transformation and reassembly of assumptions, beliefs, and perspectives using personal experience, historical research, nursing trends, and nursing issues as content for exploration. Essential environmental conditions include mechanisms to engage the student, a knowledgeable facilitator, models, and peer support. Conceptual mapping is a tool which can be used to assess student development. (An attachment presents the theoretical and conceptual basis for the paper.) (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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