Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9304025442011Critical Thinking in Nursing Elective114
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Higher education students' using knowledge-based analysis, synthesis and evaluation stages multi-faceted cognitive processes for problems faced in deciding to investigate, solve problems aimed at the professional experiences, evidence based practice and research results from their evaluation through logical reflection allows the patient care practices.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Süheyla Altuğ Özsoy
Learning Outcomes
1Describe the critical thinking concepts and tools of nursing
2Describe the significance of critical thinking in nursing
3Internalization of critical thinkers’ characteristics
4Define the difference between problem-solving and decision-making process
5Define to the critical thinking process accordance with the nursing care steps
6Know of communication stages in critical thinking
7Ethical approach to the encountered problems
8The improvement of nursing practice and contribute to society in terms of improving the quality of health care can provide
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Diagnose to the higher education students' critical thinking dispositions and skills, basic concepts of cognitive skills in nursing, cognitive skills in nursing process, practice of cognitive skills in nursing
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of lessonDiscussion
2Thinking Thinking Process Thinking in nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Reading, Question-Answer
3Critical thinking Critical thinking in nursing Characteristics of critical thinking in nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Report preparation
4Problem solving Problem solving in nursing Problem solving process in nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
5Decision-making Decision-making in nursing Decision-making process in nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
6Ethical decision making Ethical- decision making in nursing Ethical- decision making process in nursing Ethic codes Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
7Priorities in nursing Time management of proposition to priorities in nursing Process of priorities in nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
8Midterm examIndividual Study for Mid term Examination
9Nursing process Steps of nursing process Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
10Delegation of authority Delegation of authority in nursing Delegation of authority process in nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
11Communication Communication process Communication technics in nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
12Patient education Patient education process Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
13Evidence based nursing Evidence based practise Evidence based nursing Exercise and scenario studies Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
14Assesment of critical thinking skills and dispositions of nursing students Self study, Discussion, Question-Answer
15Final examDiscussion, Question- Answer, Individual Study for Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Yıldırım B.Ö. Editör: Özsoy S.A (2010) Hemşirelikte Eleştirel Düşünme- Uygulamalı Yaklaşım, Aydın, Tuna Matbaacılık. 2.Alfaro-LeFevre R (1999) Critical Thinking in Nursing, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. 3.American Nurses Assosciation (2003)Nursing Scope And Standarts of Practice, Washington DC: American Nurses Publishing. 4.Berber F, Akbulut F, Maden H, Gezer M, Keser Ş (2002): Düşünme ve Eleştirel Düşünme Özel Öğretim Yöntemleri, Dersi Araştırma Projesi Raporu, Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Elektronik – Bilgisayar eğitimi Bölümü Bilgisayar Sistemleri Öğretmenliği 5.Lipe S, Beasley S (2004) Critical Thinking in Nursing A Cognitive Skills Workbook, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins United States of America. 6.Şahinsel S (2002) Eleştirel Düşünme, Eğitimde Yeni Yönelimler, Pegem Yayıncılık, 123-136. 7.Şahinsel S (2002) Eleştirel Düşünme, Ankara, Pegem Yayıncılık 3-35. 8. Cüceloğlu D (2001) Düşünme. İyi Düşün Doğru Karar Ver, Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul, 242–284. 9. Freseman R D (1990) İmproving Higher Order thinking of Mıddle school geography Students by Teaching skills Directly. Fort lauderdable, FL: Nova University, (ED 320 842 10.Guido G W (2001) Legal and Ethical İssues in Nursing, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prectice Hall. 11.Hagan, Manuel W. (2005) Critical thinking skills study: Vocational nursing Capella Unıversıty, Phd, Publıcatıon Number AAT 3174552
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination199
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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