Title of Work

Concept Maps in Nursing Education: A Historical Literature Review and Research Directions

Document Type

Article

Publication/Presentation Date

November 2016

Volume

55

Issue

11

Source Publication

The Journal of Nursing Education

DOI

doi:10.3928/01484834-20161011-05

Abstract

Background: Although concept mapping was created in the early 1980s, research in nursing education first appeared in 1992. This literature review analyzes the impact of concept mapping in nursing education.Method: A total of 221 articles, books, and book chapters were reviewed on the topic of concept mapping in nursing education.Results: Results indicate that concept-mapping research progressed from the emergence state, to an expansion and adaptation stage, to an established stage.Conclusion: Nursing education could benefit from further research on applying concept map scoring formulas, using concept maps with simulation, developing knowledge models, and creating concept map-centered learning environments.

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