the set of intellectual, interpersonal, technical, and ethical/legal capacities needed to practice professional nursing
What is clinical judgment
refers to the result (outcome) of critical thinking or clinical reasoning; the conclusion, decision, or opinion a nurse makes
What is clinical reasoning?
a specific term usually referring to ways of thinking about patient care issues (determining, preventing, and managing patient problems); for reasoning about other clinical issues (e.g., teamwork, collaboration, and streamlining work flow); nurses usually use critical thinking
What is concept mapping?
instructional strategy that requires learners to identify, graphically display, and link key concepts
What is nursing diagnoses?
actual or potential health problem that an independent nursing intervention can prevent or resolve. Actual problem is present. Possible problem may be present, but more data are needed to confirm or disconfirm the problem. Potential problem may occur; defining characteristics are present as risk factors.
What is nursing process?
five-step systematic method for giving patient care; involves assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating
What does QSEN stand for?
stands for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, a project for preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems within which they work
What is reflective practice?
occurs when the caregiver has a profound awareness of self, and one’s own biases, prejudgments, prejudices, and assumptions, and understands how these may affect the therapeutic relationship
What is scientific problem solving?
systematic problem-solving process that involves (1) problem identification, (2) data collection, (3) hypothesis formulation, (4) plan of action, (5) hypothesis testing, (6) interpretation of results, and (7) evaluation resulting in conclusion or revision of the study
What are the standards for critical thinking?
clear, precise, specific, accurate, relevant, plausible, consistent, logical, deep, broad, complete, significant, adequate (for the purpose), and fair