Building Clinical Reasoning with a Concept-Based Curriculum

Terri Kyle, DNP, ARNP, CNE, University of West Florida

April 2017

  • Nursing education should be designed to help students develop sound clinical reasoning.
  • Concept-based curricula allow nursing programs to address the growing challenge of content saturation in education through the teaching of broad conceptual knowledge.
  • Successfully transitioning to a concept-based curriculum requires extensive thought and planning, including a thorough assessment of the needs of nursing programs and local employers.
  • Exemplars can be used to illustrate linkages between clinical concepts—bronchiolitis and pneumonia are both exemplars of the gas exchange and infection concepts.
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