Clinical Judgment: The Bridge Between Education and Practice
Clinical judgment is a critical thought process for the safe delivery of nursing care. A panel of nurse leaders from clinical practice will discuss their perceptions of clinical judgment capacity seen in new graduate nurses. They will explore their strengths and opportunities for growth, strategies to enhance clinical judgment skills, and organizational barriers related to the use of clinical judgment skills by new graduate nurses.
Following this session, participants will be able to:
- Discuss key terms related to clinical judgment
- Explore strengths and opportunities for growth related to clinical judgment as nurses transition into practice
- Discuss the organizational challenges that impact the development of clinical judgment skills in a new graduate nurse
- Consider successful strategies to enhance a student’s/nurse’s clinical judgment skills in both academic and practice settings.