Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education

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Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education Devon M. Jones NUR/427 November 21, 2011 Marc Verlasky Abstract Today’s nurse is faced with caring for patients with more complex diseases and addressing the needs of each patient. Bloom’s taxonomy was developed as a tool for educators to classify learning objectives and skills for students. This taxonomy has been used extensively by educators in allied health fields, including nursing, to structure lesson plans and outcome testing (Larkin & Burton, 2008). In this paper the description of research conducted on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education will be discussed, the application of the research conducted in Nursing Education, and the discussion of the three domains outlined in Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education and its use in Nursing Education Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education research was conducted to allow staff members to more clearly understand the patient’s situation and think more critically in preventing patient complications. Using Bloom’s framework and guiding staff members to review current documentation with data in small segments would allow staff members to focus on the important clues and draw accurate conclusions (Larkin & Burton, 2008). This framework allows the instructor to measure the outcomes of the educational activity while moving the learners from basic to higher levels of cognitive function (Larkin & Burton, 2008). Bloom’s Taxonomy’s in Nursing Education allows nurses to broaden the use of their critical thinking skills by researching the patients care. Through progress notes, labs work results, physicians orders, operative reports, and data collection worksheets allows a nurse to assemble a plan for the patient during his or her hospital

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