Thinking like a nurse is the most important skill that students must develop, but requires practice. Using Socratic questions can help educators evaluate critical thinking and help students clarify, analyze, and probe clinical assumptions by using salient scenarios in both the class and clinical settings.Details
Practice “nurse thinking” by contextualizing and applying classroom content to the bedside!
Additional clinical reasoning resources to transform your classroom and clinical!
“Nurse thinking” resources to practically prepare students for professional practice!
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Keith conducted a full day workshop for our nursing department. It was an awesome day filled with immediately utilizable applications for both theory classes and clinical experiences. Keith’s interactive, engaging manner invoked a response in the room with energy so high it seemed electric. The faculty is eager to implement his clinical reasoning strategies to strengthen student learning.Nan Walters, RN, Assistant Dean, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Keith’s clinical reasoning case studies really helped my students to identify relevant data, make connections and recognize nursing priorities. His clinical reasoning questions helped my students achieve a deeper understanding of their complex medical patients.Karen Oostra, RN, MSN, Grande Prairie Regional College, Alberta, Canada
Thank you so much for all that you do! Your book & blogs are breathing new life into our program. For so long we have wanted to make changes & your materials are providing the guidance we need to move forward.
I have just received my copy of Think Like a Nurse and I am so excited to incorporate your wonderful ideas into our first year ADN curriculum!Margie Kay, MS, Nursing Faculty, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
I’ve been teaching a four day NCLEX review for our seniors this week and have used several of your case studies. It made our class so much more fun than the traditional “death by power point”. I am excited to help them learn to “Think like a Nurse” using your method. Thank you!Joy Kimbrell, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor of Nursing/Director of the Center for Nursing Success, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN
I LOVE the new case studies, and they are especially appreciated by my students. Thanks for all the work you are doing to enhance student learning!Pamela K. Kemp, RN, MSN, CEN Assistant Professor, Nursing Delgado Community College Charity School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA
“I implemented Keith’s clinical reasoning case study on pneumonia/COPD. The students LOVED it. They were so engrossed in it that when I told them it was time to stop and discuss,for the first time ever asked for extra time to complete it!”Cynthia Sterling-Fox, RN, MSN, FNP-C, CUNY Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY
“I just finished my first clinical rotation of using Keith’s Clinical Reasoning Care Plan instead of our traditional care plan. Great success! The students loved it, I loved it, and they report feeling much better prepared for patient care.”Rob Morris, RN, MSN , Nursing Faculty, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California
I’ve been using Keith’s case studies for the past couple of years. I’ve decreased my PPT time to allow case studies during class. The student’s love it, and our class time is much more productive. They score higher on their exams because of the “application”.Rob Morris, RN, MSN , Nursing Faculty, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, California