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A Study to Assess the Critical Thinking Level of Undergraduate Nursing Students in a Selected Nursing College in Coimbatore District, India
Sathya1* and K. Reddemma2
1Maternal and Child Health Officer, ANM Training School, Theni, TN, India
2Nodal officer, National Consortium for PhD in Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
 
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Abstract:

Critical thinking is an essential skill that nurses need to make sound clinical decisions. It is a challenge for nurse educators to prepare the Nursing students to think critically and act skillfully. To assess the critical thinking level of Nursing students. By using descriptive survey design all 89 II year B.Sc.Nursing students were selected with sample free technique. Critical thinking ability of the students was assessed with the standardized Cornell Critical Thinking Test Level Z. Most of the students were females and in the age group of 18 and 19 years. Majority of the students (74.15%) had critical thinking score in the range of 11-20. Mean critical thinking score was found to be 17.06±3.49 with the maximum score of 52.  There was no association between their base line variables and critical thinking score. The critical thinking score was found to be low and there is a need to adopt teaching strategies to promote the critical thinking ability of Nursing students.

Keywords: Critical thinking,CCTT-Z,Nursing students. 
 
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How to cite this article:

Sathya, P., and Reddemma, K. 2017. A Study to Assess the Critical Thinking Level of Undergraduate Nursing Students in a Selected Nursing College in Coimbatore District.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(4): 30-35
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.504.006