If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00.  

Course Description

This course will provide healthcare workers with critical thinking skills needed to make healthcare decisions that impact patient care.


Kerrie Roberson MBA, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN

Target Audience

All Healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define critical thinking.
    1. List the characteristics of critical thinking.
    2. Compare and contrast the difference in the terms: critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment.
    3. Describe how critical thinking is contextual.
    4. Compare how critical thinking is outside the clinical setting versus inside the clinical setting.
    5. Contrast the nursing process and critical thinking.
    6. Associate key learning and workplace skills.
    7. List the pitfalls in critical thinking.
    8. Summarize the key points and put it all together.

Length of Course

60 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour for licensed nurses.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hour will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.