Fostering Critical Thinking Skills

Fostering Critical Thinking Skills 

Critical thinking is the mental process of analyzing or evaluating information, particularly statements or propositions that people have offered as true. Critical thinking involves using cognitive skills and making an intellectual commitment to using the information gained to inform and direct behavior. This course covers the critical thinking process and describes its relevance and benefits, as well as practical ways to apply critical thinking for both nurses and leaders in healthcare settings. While this course focuses on application of critical thinking in the nursing profession, the concepts and strategies presented in this course can be applied to all aspects of healthcare including leadership.



$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-FCTS

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (14 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Department of Health

1.0 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: ce[email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - non-P type

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-7709. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-FCTS
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain critical thinking and its relevance in healthcare.
Describe critical thinking skills and how to use them.
Identify ways to improve one’s critical thinking.
Identify the steps involved in the critical thinking process.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction



A. About This Course



B. Learning Objectives



Section 2: The Essential Nursing Skill



A. Importance to Nursing Practice



B. Origins



C. Critical Thinking: A Definition for Nursing Practice



D. Relevance to Healthcare



E. How Critical Thinking Can Help You



F. Benefits to Leaders



G. Review



H. Summary



Section 3: Critical Thinking Skills



A. Tools for Critical Thinking



B. Analysis



C. Example of Analysis



D. Inference



E. Evaluation



F. Deductive Reasoning



G. Inductive Reasoning



H. Matching



I. Review



J. Summary



Section 4: Critical Thinking Process



A. The Critical Thinking Process for Nurses



B. Step 1: Problem Recognition



C. Changes in Health Status



D. Anticipating Changes



E. Identifying Unsafe Practice



F. Proactive Participation



G. Step 2: Decision-Making



H. Decision-Making in Practice



I. Step 3: Prioritization



J. A Refresher on Maslow’s



K. Step 4: Implementation



L. Step 5: Reflection



M. Some Questions for Reflection



N. Debriefing



O. Knowing What You Do Not Know



P. Steps in the Process



Q. Meet Mr. Tyler



R. Making a Good Decision



S. Resources for Clinical Decision-Making



T. Evaluating the Resources



U. Thinking Downstream



V. Prioritizing Care



W. Review



X. Summary



Section 5: Cultivating Critical Thinking



A. Critical Thinking Dispositions



B. Working as a Team



C. Practical Ways to Foster Critical Thinking



D. Socratic Method



E. Clinical Opportunities



F. Applying Critical Thinking to Individual Care



G. Using Critical Thinking for System Change



H. Review



I. Summary



Section 6: Conclusion



A. Summary



B. Course Contributor



C. References



D. Congratulations!


Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.