Building clinical reasoning with a concept-based curriculum
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- Nursing education should be designed to help students develop sound clinical reasoning.
- Concept-based curricula allow nursing programs to address the growing challenge of content saturation in education through the teaching of broad conceptual knowledge.
- Successfully transitioning to a concept-based curriculum requires extensive thought and planning, including a thorough assessment of the needs of nursing programs and local employers.
- Exemplars can be used to illustrate linkages between clinical concepts—bronchiolitis and pneumonia are both exemplars of the gas exchange and infection concepts.
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Faculty can all agree that the fast-paced contemporary health care arena requires nurses with astute clinical reasoning skills! Educating from a concept-based curriculum is the solution. Suggestions for making the move toward a curriculum providing an opportunity for deeper learning will be explored. Concept definition and exemplar identification will be introduced. Faculty will gain the tools needed to begin curricular transformation!