59 unfolding nursing case studies with answers developed by practicing ED/ICU nurses that improve critical thinking.
The perfect solution for "low fidelity" clinical replacement.
Click on a case study below to view in our Nursing Case Study Examples course which holds all of our 40+ nursing case studies with answers.
The case studies are intended to be used as a "low fidelity" replacement for clinical activities or as an exercise to improve nursing students ability to "think like a nurse".
**During this meeting, the clinical instructor can review the case study and answers with the groups. Utilizing the "Critical Thinking Check" and Bloom's Taxonomy Levels, the students and the instructor will quickly spot areas for improvement in thought and actions.
Gather the entire class together and view the intro video. This video lays out the scenario for the given case study and helps them begin to consider the disease process.
After watching a scenario, the class will see a "Critical Thinking Check" these are questions with assigned Bloom's Taxonomy levels and are meant to be challenging - all are written by practicing ED/ICU nurses and introduce the student to "real-life" nursing scenarios.
Each "Critical Thinking Check" provides a detailed rationale to help the student truly UNDERSTAND what they are learning. This helps the information stick.
The case study will now unfold and the situation will progress just as it would in "real-life".
After completing the full case study (this should take about 30-60 min) the student should take the post lesson quiz. These quizzes are designed to cover the disease process - not the case study - this is designed to evaluate overall understanding of the given disease.
Each nursing case study lesson includes various study tools. These act as visual learning elements for the visual leaner. Nursing is REAL-LIFE - it's not just textbooks. Study tools help to connect what is read and viewed to something tangible and real.
Nursing case studies are unfolding clinical scenarios that help nursing students develop critical thinking. NURSING.com case studies provide “real-world” examples for nursing students to practice their nursing judgement in a safe environment.
Nursing case studies are pretty complicated to write. At NURSING.com, our case studies are written by practicing nurses with advanced degrees who have direct patient care experience taking care of those with the specific disease process. This gives the nursing student assurance that they are highly realistic.
Unfolding means that the case study progresses via a developing scenario. The nursing student is given assessment data and asked to developing a nursing care plan – the case study then progresses (or unfolds) with new information and the student must adapt their plan . . . sound like the nursing processes?!