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Exposure to faculty is assumed to positively influence critical thinking ability and professional values; therefore, faculty must be assumed to be superior in these characteristics. As a first step toward testing these assumptions, this study used a cross-sectional survey technique to compare critical thinking ability and values in ADN-prepared (n = 32) and(More)
The goal of nursing education is to help individuals become self-determining, independent thinkers. Cognitive development may be the outcome that best characterizes such a thinker. The purpose of this study was to test a model of cognitive development in which four independent variables--knowledge base, critical thinking skills, critical thinking(More)
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