A cross-sectional study examining factors related to critical thinking in nursing

Academic Article


  • The purpose of this study was to examine critical thinking skills among registered nurses who work in a military hospital. Sixty-five nurses were administered the Health Sciences Reasoning Test to obtain scores in inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation skills. Results showed no significant association between critical thinking skills and years of experience; however, differences were identified among racial/ethnic groups. It is hoped that findings from this study create a platform for dialogue among staff development nurses who are best situated to develop strategies that address these issues. Copyright © 2013 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 26743602
  • Author List

  • Lang GM; Beach NL; Patrician PA; Martin C
  • Start Page

  • 8
  • End Page

  • 15
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 1