This text introduces nursing students to the cognitive skills, or "critical thinking," required of professional nurses. Using a practical approach and a nursing process framework throughout, the book provides a bridge between theory and the application of skills. Cognitive skills are presented in a competency-based, clinically oriented format, with emphasis on teaching critical thinking. Written at an accessible reading level, chapters end with a workbook section, to provide students with real-world applications of what they have learned. Case studies and checklists throughout aid the student in applying content.Saundra Lipe RN MSN is the author of 'Critical Thinking in Nursing: A Cognitive Skills Workbook', published 2003 under ISBN 9780781740425 and ISBN 0781740428.