I completed my first day of an RN diploma program today. This school is considered one of the best in the region, with 100% of the students over the past five semesters passing the NCLEX on the first try. The first semster is composed of Nursing Fundamentals, which I can understand the relevancy, and Critical Thinking. Their definition of critical thinking is "a purposeful, outcome oriented, cognitive process that aims to make judgments based on fact and beliefs." Is this type of class typical of all nursing programs
these days? When I spoke to my mother, who has been a nurse for over 20 years, she had never heard of the concept. But when I attempted to explain it, she felt this was a great way of approaching nursing.