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The Effect Of Reflective Writing Interventions On The Critical Thinking Skills And Dispositions Of Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Jessica Naber, Tami Wyatt Dec 2012

The Effect Of Reflective Writing Interventions On The Critical Thinking Skills And Dispositions Of Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Jessica Naber, Tami Wyatt

Tami H Wyatt

BACKGROUND: The importance of critical thinking is well-documented by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National League for Nursing. Reflective writing is often used to increase understanding and analytical ability. The lack of empirical evidence about the effect of reflective writing interventions on critical thinking supports the examination of this concept. DESIGN: This study used an experimental, pretest-posttest design. SETTINGS: The setting was two schools of nursing at universities in the southern United States. PARTICIPANTS: The convenience sample included 70 fourth-semester students in baccalaureate nursing programs. METHODS: Randomly assigned control and experimental groups completed the California Critical ...