The Conceptual Mapping and Its Importance In Nursing Education and Practice

*Corresondence to: Addisu Dabi Wake, Nursing Department, College of Health Sciences, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia
Received: May 12, 2021; Accepted: June12, 2021; Published: July 16, 2021
Citation: Usha Rani Kandula, Addisu Dabi Wake (2021) The Conceptual Mapping and Its Importance In Nursing Education and Practice 1:101
Copyright: ©2021 Usha Rani Kandula, Addisu Dabi Wake. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Conceptual maps are observed as new and efficient teaching and learning tools for the student learning process. These maps are educational useful tools for teachers and learners; it creates significant knowledge on a specific subject and represents it in a schematic manner. A conceptual diagram utilizes a graphic conceptual framework to visually organize information or learning content with the assist of predefined groups. These groups are generally resulting from numerous theories or models. These maps create self-awareness and are broadly accepted as a helping tool to support learners in their day-to-day learning activities. For the development of conceptual maps needs reflective thinking, cognitive imagination, and good understanding of the subject concept. The article tried to review; the introduction of concept mapping; brief history; essential components; different patterns of use; utilization in nursing education and practice, health sectors, etc.
Keywords: Concept Mapping; Nursing Education; Nursing Practice; Patient Care