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CPD modules

Applying critical thinking to nursing

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
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This learning module outlines what is meant by critical thinking in academic settings in relation to theory and reflective practice. It explains how the focus of a question affects the sort of critical thinking required and offers two taxonomies of learning, to which nursing students can refer when analysing essay requirements. The module concludes with examples of analytical writing.

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Bob Price, Healthcare education and practice development consultant, Surrey, England.


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