2014, Cilt 1, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 081-089
A Teaching Strategy in Nursing: Using Concept Mapping
Satı DİL1, Fatma ÖZ2
1Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi Sağlık Yükseokulu, Çankırı, Türkiye
2Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Concept mapping, meaningful learning, nursing education, teaching strategy

In nursing, there has been steadily increased in some practices such as standardization and accreditation of patient care and using the systematic of simulation with the aim of transferring theoretical knowledge into practical abilities of the students and to be evidence-based of clinic practices in nursing. Each of these studies could improve the nursing students' learning skills, in this way increase students' critical thinking and decision-making abilities (ICN, 2009). The purpose of education is to provide the students' meaningful and solidifying learning instead of rote learning, drawing a roadmap for restructuring in students' understanding, reading of complex issues. For this purpose, concept maps is one of the important teaching strategies which is help for the students' in accurately to getting knowledge which is essantial for them. In this article, it was investigated concept mapping strategy which is contribute to the development of the ability to synthesis, organization and materialize of knowledge in nursing education.