Introduction: The relationship between nurses’ decision-making and healthcare outcomes is a high priority in nursing research today. Prior studies and nursing theory have indicated that students and novice nurses rely primarily on formal procedures and concrete evidence to make clinical decisions, but with the passage of time and through meaningful experience, decision-making becomes more intuitive in nature. Increased awareness of the decision-making processes among students and novice nurses is needed to improve health outcomes.
clinical decision making, student nurses, novice nurses
Wenner, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, Teresa; Waterfall, MSN, RN-CCRN, Karen; Hanson-Zalot, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, Mary; and Ward, PhD, RN, Julia, "Reflecting on Student and Novice Nurses’ Clinical Decision-Making at the Bedside: Considering a Gen Z Influence" (2023). College of Nursing Posters. 27.