Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
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Critical Thinking Exercises

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1:  Discuss the role of critical thinking in nursing education and why there is little agreement about what constitutes critical thinking.

2:  Compare and contrast the types of entry programs in nursing: diploma, ADN, BSN, and accelerated or second-degree program.

3:  Select one of the following graduate nursing programs (master's--any type; doctoral; and DNP) and find, through the Internet, two different universities that offer the program. Compare and contrast admission requirements and the curricula.

4:  What is the most basic level of nursing practice and when did it begin?

5:  What are some disadvantage of mobility programs?

6:  Contrast the two organizations: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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