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4 Steps to Master Critical Thinking in Nursing School

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What is critical thinking?

Chances are you’ve heard about critical thinking over and over from your nursing instructors, read about it in text books and seen it on tests.

Has anyone actually shown you how to use critical thinking in a nursing setting? I break it down in 4 simple steps how you can master critical thinking.

This will not only serve you well in nursing school but also in your career as a nurse. We can all fall into ruts of assuming things prior to taking in all the available information even as practicing nurses.

If you apply these 4 steps to master critical thinking without prior judgement it will make you a better nurse and keep your patients safe.

Date Published - Jul 3, 2019
Date Modified - Jul 3, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.