Using Clinical Journaling to Capture Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

Jacklyn Ruthman, Janet Jackson, Maureen Cluskey, Peggy Flannigan, Victoria N. Folse, Jo Bunten

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Describes the use of clinical journaling as an integrated teaching methodology throughout the practicum component of a baccalaureate nursing program at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Nursing students complete a weekly log for each clinical rotation; Students identify learning goals, analyze events and relate them to nursing practice, use critical thinking to connect theory and practice, and reflect on the experience.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
StatePublished - 2004


  • Nursing

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