Volume 28, Number 93 and 94 (April- June 2015)                   IJN 2015, 28(93 and 94): 22-31 | Back to browse issues page


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Hasanpour M, Hasanzadeh A, Ghaedi Heidari F, Bagheri M. Critical Thinking Skills of Nursing Students . IJN. 2015; 28 (93 and 94) :22-31
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2047-en.html

Doctoral student in nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. (٭Corresponding Author). Tel: +98 09332217421 Email: maryambagheri83@yahoo.com
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Background & Aim: Promoting students’ critical thinking (CT) skills has been an essential goal of higher education, especially in nursing education. Unstable clinical situation requires nurses with proper ability of decision making which needs critical thinking. Accordingly this study was conducted to evaluate the critical thinking skills of nursing students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences.

Material & Methods: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study. The sample consisted of 169 nursing students who were recruited by stratified proportion to size sampling. The Data was collected by “California Critical Thinking Skills Test B” and analyzed by spearman correlation, Pearson correlation, T test and ANOVA using SPSS-PC (v. 16).

Results: Critical thinking skills in nursing students in all three levels was less than 50 percent (%32/8) and There was no significant correlation between educational levels of students and the mean score of critical thinking skills and its subscales by ANOVA test ( p>0/05).

Conclusion: Despite the emphasis on the necessity of students’ critical thinking in higher education, the existent context does not have the required efficacy and needs some revision.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2015/01/7 | Accepted: 2015/04/4 | Published: 2015/04/4

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