Dedicated Education Unit: Improving Critical Thinking and Anxiety
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Seventeen senior bachelor of science in nursing students participated in a dedication education unit. The longitudinal study findings were statistically significant (p < .05) in all areas of measure: Health Education System Inc, critical thinking scores, decreased anxiety, self-efficacy, self-confidence in clinical decision-making, and confidence. Findings from this study were translated into the clinical institution's onboarding process, the Practice Transition Program, which was restructured and accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2019.
Vnenchak, K., Sperling, M.L., Kelley, K., Petesen, B., Silverstein, W., Petzoldt, O., Cooper, L., & Kowalski, M.O. (2019). Dedicated education unit improving critical thinking and anxiety, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. 35(6), 317-323 doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000586