Exploring nursing education modality for facilitating undergraduate students' critical thinking: Focus group interview analysis

Sung Ok Chang, Eun Suk Kong, Chun Gil Kim, Hee Kyung Kim, Mi Soon Song, Soo Yeon Ahn, Young Whee Lee, Myung Ok Cho, Kyung Sook Choi, Nam Cho Kim

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Abstract

Purpose: This study was conducted to explore nursing education modality for facilitating undergraduate students' critical thinking within the Korean nursing education context. Methods: Data were collected from four group interviews from two focus groups, which were composed of six nursing professors in each group. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results: Five themes with 13 sub-themes involving 10 categories were delineated. The five themes were managing shared resources, a supportive system in preparing qualified faculty, reflective thinking (self-directed learning), theory courses for understanding nursing resources, and clinical practicum for exercising critical thinking. Conclusion: A nursing educational model for facilitating critical thinking within Korean context was suggested. This could be used as an accelerator in developing nursing undergraduate course programs for critical thinking in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalKorean Journal of Adult Nursing
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Nursing education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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    Chang, S. O., Kong, E. S., Kim, C. G., Kim, H. K., Song, M. S., Ahn, S. Y., Lee, Y. W., Cho, M. O., Choi, K. S., & Kim, N. C. (2013). Exploring nursing education modality for facilitating undergraduate students' critical thinking: Focus group interview analysis. Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, 25(2), 125-135. https://doi.org/10.7475/kjan.2013.25.2.125