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Problem-based learning in nurse education
  1. Kirsteen Lang,
  2. Ben Parkinson
  1. Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Kirsteen Lang, Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK; kirsteen.lang{at}

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Background and purpose

  • This is a summary of Sharma et al’s study.1

  • Problem-based learning (PBL) is a common learning strategy used in nurse education.

  • During PBL, student nurses solve clinical scenarios and practice-based problems.

  • Previous systematic reviews indicate PBL improves student nurse critical thinking, but the existing reviews are becoming dated and need updating with the latest research.

  • The purpose of this systematic …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.