A literature Review (1996-2014) on Critical Thinking in Korean Nursing Education for the Era of Convergence

융복합 시대 준비를 위한 국내 간호대학 교육에서의 비판적 사고 연구(1996-2014) 동향 분석

  • Ha, Na-Sun (Department of Nursing, Seoil University) ;
  • Pak, So-Young (College of Nursing, Shinhan University) ;
  • Lee, Mi-Ja (Department of Nursing, Seoil University)
  • Received : 2015.07.22
  • Accepted : 2015.09.20
  • Published : 2015.09.28


The critical thinking has become gradually important in nursing education for the era of convergence. The literature review was undertaken to identify the study trends of critical thinking in nursing education in Korea. 75studies from 1996 to 2014 were reviewed. The studies related to critical thinking were highly increased from 2006. The study design was identified descriptive studies to path model. The predictors to critical thinking were an academic system, age, interpersonal relationship, academic achievement, the duration of clinical practice, satisfaction on nursing, self-esteem, self-efficacy, learning methods and so on. The consequence variables were clinical practice stress, cognitive stress, the ability of problem-solving, clinical competency, emotion control, communication competence. It is necessary to develop education programs and curriculum based on evidence from the researches for increasing critical thinking.


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