Enhancing diagnostic reasoning skills in nurse practitioner students: a teaching tool.

Gretchen M. Zunkel, Evelyn L. Cesarotti, Dana Rosdahl, Jacqueline M. McGrath

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Abstract

The Advanced Health Assessment course provides an opportunity to focus on critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills as students transition to the nurse practitioner role.The authors describe a structured teaching tool designed for faculty to use in facilitating diagnostic reasoning and clinical judgment.This tool gives faculty a format to use in the classroom or online for helping students decide which data to collect and which data are important in developing hypothesis driven differential diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalNurse educator
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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