Summary: This text introduces nursing students to the cognitive skills, or critical thinking, required of professional nurses. Using a practical approach and a nursing process framework throughout, the book provides a bridge between theory and the application of skills.
Cognitive skills are presented in a competency-based, clinically oriented format, with emphasis on teaching critical thinking. Written at an accessible reading level, chapters end with a workbook sec ...show moretion, to provide students with real-world applications of what they have learned. Case studies and checklists throughout aid the student in applying content. ...show less