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NURS 6300 Student-Centered Learning in Nursing Education: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 6300 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Cercone, K. (2008). Characteristics of adult learners with implications for online learning design. AACE Journal, 16(2), 137-159.

Clardy, A. (2005, August 1). Andragogy: Adult learning and education at its best. Online Submission, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED492132)

Denig, S. J. (2004). Multiple intelligences and learning styles: Two complementary dimensions. Teachers College Record, 106(1), 96–111.

Diekelmann, N., & Lampe, S. (2004). Student-centered pedagogies: Co-creating compelling experiences using the new pedagogies. Journal of Nursing Education, 43(6), 245–247.

Forneris, S. G. (2004). Exploring the attributes of critical thinking: A conceptual basis. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 1(1).**This article is linked in the Week 7 Resources.**

Hall, G., Duffy, A., Lizak, H., Schwartz, N., Bogan, A., et al. (2004) New directions in peritoneal dialysis patient training. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 31(2) 149-162.

Hohler, S. E. (2003). Creating an environment conducive to adult learning. AORN Journal 77(4), 833–835.

Ironside, P., Diekelmann, N., & Hirschmann, M. (2005). Students' voices: Listening to their experiences in practice education. Journal of Nursing Education, 44(2), 49–52.

Larew, C., Lessans, S., Spunt, D., Foster, D. & Covington, B.G. (2006). Innovations in clinical simulation: Application of Benner’s theory in an interactive patient care simulation. Nursing Education Perspectives, 27(1), 16-21.

Martin, C. (2002). The theory of critical thinking in nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 23(5), 243-247.

Riddell, T. (2007). Critical assumptions: Thinking critically about critical thinking. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(3), 121–128.

Schwartzberg, J. G. (2002). Low health literacy: What do your patients really understand? Nursing Economics, 20(3), 145–147.

Sorensen, H. & Yankech L.R. (2008). Precepting in the fast lane: Improving critical thinking in new graduate nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(5), 208-217.

Walthew, P. J. (2004). Conceptions of critical thinking held by nurse educators. Journal of Nursing Education, 43(9), 408–411.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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