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*Clinical Reasoning Questions To Develop Nurse Thinking

FUNDAMENTAL Reasoning 
  • Best suited for practical and 1st year RN students
  • Six questions that integrate nursing process and Tanner’s model of clinical judgment to strengthen and develop nurse thinking!
ADVANCED Reasoning
  • Best suited for advanced RN students.
  • Use these 20 sequential questions that mirror how a nurse thinks in practice. Educators have ditched the traditional care plan and strengthened student’s clinical decision making!

* Lab Planning worksheet

My best clinical worksheet to help students APPLY F&E to the bedside and develop a plan of care around a relevant “bad lab” just like a nurse does in practice!

* Comprehending Cardiac Medications handout

Most students struggle to apply this essential patho formula: CO=SVxHR to the bedside and why it is relevant to deeply understand cardiac medications. I created this handout that my students loved to make this difficult content practical and understandable!

*Sepsis Clinical Reasoning Case Studies (bundle of 4)

I created four complementary levels (Skinny-Fundamental-Rapid-Unfolding Reasoning) that use the same scenario but gradually increase in complexity to PRACTICE clinical reasoning in the safety of your classroom! Fully developed with blank student version and answer key.


 Clinical Dilemma Case Study: Anxiety or Spiritual Distress

Although caring, compassion and ethical decision-making are expected of the professional nurse, this emphasis is often left to chance in the curriculum. Use these unique case studies to develop the “art” of nursing for your students!

This case study emphasizes the importance of spiritual care and how the nurse can respond to a patient in spiritual distress.

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EDUCATOR TEXT: Table of Contents/Intro to TEACH Students to THINK Like a Nurse

Filled with practical educational best-practice strategies to better prepare students for practice by emphasizing clinical reasoning!

Get this book FREE when you subscribe to my all-inclusive membership just for nurse educators! LEARN MORE!


STUDENT TEXT: *Table of Contents/Intro to THINK Like a Nurse (2nd ed.)

As a nurse educator who remains current in clinical practice, I wrote THINK like a Nurse!  to help students be better prepared for practice by identifying essential content that must be mastered and strengthen their ability to clinically reason.

Completely revised 2nd ed. with new content on how to thrive as a student, time management, communicate effectively with physicians and more!

Programs across the country that have adopted as a supplemental text for students. Contact me for more information and volume pricing!


*Tyranny of the Urgent article

Whether you are a student or educator, you likely feel the burn of the urgent demands that require your attention. There is a problem brewing…your urgent to-do list can keep you from what is most important in life. Learn practical strategies to manage your schedule so you make time for what really matters in your life!


*FYI…My YouTube Channel:  THINK Like a Nurse

I currently have over 60 videos that include a wide variety of topics related to clinical reasoning and presentations of my active learning tools with relevant topics for both educators and students!