Correspondence to: Lilian G. Nurse administrators are compelled to manage the dynamic health care system and advance excellence at every level of the organization. A challenge that besets nursing management points at developing the capacity of nurse executives to apply critical thinking in making decisions and establishing priorities in the clinical setting. The key point of analysis would lie in the employment of the concepts, ideas, beliefs, and notions derived a given phenomenon. Keywords: Critical thinking, Decision-making, Nursing administration, Philosophical perspective. Cite this paper: Lilian G.
Aims and objectives: To explore whether there is a correlation between critical thinking ability and clinical decision-making among nurses. Background: Critical thinking is currently considered as an essential component of nurses' professional judgement and clinical decision-making. If confirmed, nursing curricula may be revised emphasising on critical thinking with the expectation to improve clinical decision-making and thus better health care. Design: Integrated literature review. Two hundred and 22 articles from January to end of were retrieved. All studies evaluating the relationship between critical thinking and clinical decision-making, published in English language with nurses or nursing students as the study population, were included.
Nurse educators spend countless hours with students in classrooms and clinical rotations, preparing them to use practical decision-making skills and sound judgment for healthy and safe patient care. As such, nurse educators must also ensure that students can incorporate critical thinking skills into everyday practice. Critical thinking skills for nurses include problem-solving and the ability to evaluate situations and make recommendations.
Critical thinking is the analysis of facts to form a judgment. Critical thinking is self-directed , self-disciplined , self- monitored , and self- corrective thinking. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities as well as a commitment to overcome native egocentrism   and sociocentrism. The earliest records of critical thinking are the teachings of Socrates recorded by Plato.