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Clinical Judgment Insights

UNDERSTANDING THE CRUCIAL IMPACT OF DEVELOPING CLINICAL JUDGMENT SKILLS

No aspect of nursing today is more important than developing the skill of clinical judgment. NCSBN has zeroed in on this skill as the reason for creating a new version of the NCLEX (commonly referred to as Next Generation NCLEX).

Scroll down to find a variety of resources to help you further develop your students' clinical judgment skills.


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THE ATI GUIDE FOR CLINICAL JUDGMENT

TRAINING GUIDE: ATI'S EXPERT NURSE EDUCATORS

This paper assists you in developing and implementing learning materials to promote clinical judgment skills. Use it as a framework for creating learning activities such as simulation scenarios, writing unfolding case studies, and developing test items. Read More

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DEVELOPING CLINICAL JUDGMENT SKILLS: STRATEGIES THAT MAKE STUDENTS THINK

POWERPOINT: SHERYL SOMMER, PHD, RN, CNE, AND JANEAN JOHNSON, MSN, RN, CNE

Originally planned as the backbone of a session at the 2020 National Nurse Educator Summit (before being cancelled by the pandemic), this presentation will be helpful for planning how to incorporate clinical judgment into your curriculum. Read More

CLINICAL JUDGMENT MODEL COMPARISON THEORIES CIRCLE

LEARNING ILLUSTRATION: SHERYL SOMMER, PHD, RN, CNE

The similarities between the Nursing Process, Tanner's Clinical Judgment Model, and NCSBN's Clinical Judgment Measurement Model have much in common. This illustration highlights their similarities. Read More

2 EXPERTS EXPLAIN HOW SIM HELPS BUILD CLINICAL JUDGMENT SKILLS

INTERVIEW: BETH PHILLIPS, PHD, RN, CNE, AND SUZAN KARDONG-EDGREN, PHD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN

Discover advice from 2 of the foremost experts on the use of simulation in effectively helping students build critical clinical judgment skills.
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BUILDING CLINICAL JUDGMENT: USING SIM FOR CLINICAL REPLACEMENT

INTERVIEW: BRENDA S. WILLIAMS, DNP, MSN ED., BSN, RN, CNE, CHAMBERLAIN COLLEGE OF NURSING

The 2018 Teaching Forward Award recipient describes how she ensured her students were getting the clinical experience they needed. Her ingenious idea? To convert ATI's Real Life Clinical Reasoning scenarios from a group project into individual projects.
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CLINICAL JUDGMENT CONCERNS: RELATED READING

JOURNAL ARTICLES: A COMPILATION

The need for stronger clinical judgment skills in nursing students has researchers worldwide searching for answers. Here, we gather a selection of journal articles to provide further reading and help you identify opportunities to strengthen students’ clinical judgment skills.
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NCSBN’S PHIL DICKISON EXPLAINS THE VITAL NEED FOR IMPROVED CLINICAL JUDGMENT

INTERVIEW: DR. PHIL DICKISON

At the National Nurse Educator Summit in April 2018, we probed for details on this crucial issue from the industry’s foremost expert on the topic and how it became the foundational core of the Next Generation NCLEX. Read More

CLINICAL REASONING VS. CLINICAL JUDGMENT: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE FOR NEXT GENERATION NCLEX?

INTERVIEW: DRS. PHIL DICKISON AND SHERYL SOMMER

In a series of interviews with ATI, NCSBN's foremost expert on the Next Generation NCLEX discusses how the organization is taking an analytical look at the exam. NCSBN hopes to determine whether its test can accurately assess student nurses’ clinical judgment. Read More

CLINICAL JUDGMENT: CRITICAL COMPONENTS & ASSESSMENT

INTERVIEW: DRS. PHIL DICKISON AND SHERYL SOMMER

NCSBN's foremost expert on the Next Generation NCLEX sat down with ATI to discuss the organization's initiative in creating a wholly new version of the exam. The goal: To determine whether the NCLEX can accurately assess student nurses’ clinical judgment.

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