NextGen / Skinny / Unfolding
KeithRN Clinical Reasoning Case Studies
Prepare students for NextGen NCLEX and professional practice.
All KeithRN Clinical Reasoning Case Studies (CRCS) have been completely revised with new scenarios, clinical data, and a unique interactive format that simulates clinical realities with patient data that unfolds – just like clinical practice.
Each case study uses a consistent framework of open-ended questions with rationale so students can practice clinical decision-making and faculty can evaluate student thinking.
NEW KeithRN Clinical Judgment Rubric!
Nurse educators must create a curriculum that ensures students develop expected levels of clinical judgment to pass the NCLEX and provide safe patient care after graduation. Use KeithRN Clinical Reasoning Case Studies and score students’ performance with a powerful tool that quantitatively measures and assesses students’ clinical judgment skills.
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Three Case Study Levels
The three complementary levels of KeithRN CRCS (NextGen-Skinny-Unfolding Reasoning) integrate the nursing process and the four clinical reasoning processes of noticing, interpreting, responding, and reflecting of Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model (CJM).
This innovative format replicates the essence of an NGN six-question unfolding case study using open-ended responses with a rationale for each response to evaluate student thinking. Each topic has a student version to post responses and a separate medical record. Suitable for all levels.
Builds on Nextgen Reasoning with twenty open-ended clinical reasoning questions providing a concise, immersive patient care simulation. Students benefit from integrated assessment images and audio files of breath and heart sounds that replicate practice realities. Suitable for all levels.
The most in-depth level expands on Skinny Reasoning by adding additional open-ended questions on dosage calculation, priority setting, and an unfolding change of status requiring the student to determine the current priority and plan of care, simulating a full patient day. Suited for advanced students.
Case Study Levels
Compare the three levels of KeithRN Clinical Reasoning Case Studies:
NextGen, Skinny, and Unfolding Reasoning.
|Best for beginning students||✔||✔|
|Best for advanced students||✔|
|Most like NextGen NCLEX||✔|
|Best for classroom||✔||✔|
|Best for clinical post-conference||✔||✔|
|Best for Clinical replacement activity||✔|
|Number of questions||8||20||40|
|Number of CRCS topics in KeithRN store||8||8||8|
|Number of CRCS topics available to Think Like a Nurse Members||30+||90+||60+|