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Making the Connection w/ Concept Mapping: A Versatile Strategy for Teaching, Assessing, & Evaluating Clinical Judgment

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Lisa Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN-K
1 Hour 25 Minutes
Audio and Video
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On Demand
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Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


Session Description:

In this session, participants will explore the usefulness of concept mapping in developing students’ clinical judgment.  The session includes examples of how concept mapping can be used for teaching, assessing, and evaluating clinical judgment.  Faculty will discuss implementation ideas and practice tailoring a concept mapping learning activity to meet students’ needs.   

Session Preparation:

Prior to attending this session, participants should be familiar with Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model and concept mapping.  Faculty should reflect on any previous experiences with concept mapping, as well as, the state of students’ clinical judgment competence.  
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Credit Statement

To receive CE, submit the following: Completed activity evaluation that will be sent to you via email and complete the acknowledgement section of the evaluation. Nurses will receive a CE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) within two to four weeks after submitting the completed forms.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 




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Professor in Nursing

College of Southern Maryland

She is a professor at College of Southern Maryland teaching students in adult medical-surgical theory and clinical courses.  She is committed to developing curriculum and learning activities that develop students' clinical reasoning skills. She is also committed to helping faculty integrate clinical reasoning and clinical judgment into nursing curriculum using practical and evidence-based approaches.