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The Kaplan Decision Tree is a critical thinking method that helps students demonstrate sound clinical judgment on test day and beyond. Students will learn the skills to deduce their way to the correct answer using prioritization strategies.

The process mirrors the knowledge and identification of resources when deciding how to manage the client and think about the outcome of their decisions.

Clinical Judgment Focus for Next-Gen NCLEX® Alignment

The Kaplan Decision Tree is a model for approaching decision making in a high-stakes environment.

5 Simple Steps

We walk students through 5 steps they can easily retain and recall when faced with decisions.

Solution Driven

The Decision Tree gives students a path from identifying problems and prioritizing them to applying solutions to the highest priority.

Successful Outcomes

Along the way, students are encouraged to critically assess their decisions to predict possible outcomes, and evaluate actual outcomes.