Enabling nursing students' critical thinking with mindtools

Chin Yuan Lai*, Sheng Mei Chen, Cheng Chih Wu

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper reports our implementation of a web-based learning support system to foster nursing students' clinical reasoning skills. Computer-based mindtools were implemented in the system to help students engage in critical thinking within a nursing process framework. The findings showed that the majority of students considered the application tools helpful to them in doing clinical reasoning. However, a few students experienced difficulties in using the tools and suggested ways to simplify and unify the application tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation Management, Education Theory and Education Application
EditorsYuanzhi Wang
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
ISSN (Print)1867-5662


  • Critical thinking
  • Mindtools
  • Nursing education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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