Lynn Stapleton speaking

Socialization and Formation on the First Job–An Example from Providence Health Care

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN Copyright EducatingNurses.com, January 2019 The first nursing positions are bound to be formative for nurses. By “formative” I mean identity development as a nurse, skills, habits of thought and relational ways of being with patients and the healthcare team and more. Socialization messages are received from co-workers, preceptors, professional developers …

The Essential Role of the Preceptor – Pt. 1

The Essential Role of the Preceptor  The best clinical teachers coach new nurses to develop habits of mind that allow them to learn directly from whole practice situations. Some of the most important coaching for the advanced beginner comes from the preceptor. We interviewed excellent preceptors in Spokane, Washington  who teach for highly reliable practice …

The Essential Role of the Preceptor – Pt. 2

The best clinical teachers coach new nurses to develop habits of mind that allow them to learn directly from whole practice situations. Some of the most important coaching for the advanced beginner comes from the preceptor. We interviewed excellent preceptors in Spokane, Washington  who teach for highly reliable practice and feature them on EducatingNurses.com. This preview is …

Alyssa Bolt speaking with Dr. Benner

Clinical Precepting:  Situated Coaching and Learning—The Heart of Highly Reliable Organizations

Lisa Day, RN, PhD, CNE, Vice Dean for Educational Innovation, WSU Patricia Benner, RN, PhD,  Professor, Emerita, UCSF In our last article (EducatingNurses.com, July 30), we began a series on clinical teaching and learning. In this article and forthcoming follow-up articles, we weave two major perspectives together to characterize key aspects of the practice of …

Lisa Day Speaking

Situated Clinical Teaching and Learning

This dominant clinical teaching focus on knowing that and knowing about, with little focus on knowing how and when causes clinical educators to overlook the kinds of learning experiences and clinical teaching practices that help new nurses develop life-saving, situated clinical nursing assessments and interventions. ©2018 Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN, Lisa Day, R.N., Ph.D. …

Linda Brown teaching

Higher-Order Productive Thinking in Clinical Teaching and Learning

Situated Learning, Understanding Learning as Embodied, Embedded in Context, and Extended in Interaction with Context — A Video of Situated Use of Knowledge in Clinical Learning EducatingNurses.com, Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN   March 10, 2018 Practice-based learning requires that the student learn directly from practice, not just apply theory, but through attentiveness and curiosity gain …

The Patient in 9-Window

When she was a nursing instructor to first-year students at Columbia University and Adelphi University, Dr. Elizabeth Cohn hoped to teach her students how to support, educate and relate to their patients as whole persons, rather than just “The Patient in 9-Window”. She wrote and delivered a monologue from the perspective of the patient that …

Interview: Dr. Elizabeth Gross Cohn, “Often, first year students feel there’s nothing they can do….”

Dr. Cohn provides the background behind her monologue, “The Patient in 9-Window”. She tells us about the different responses from students as they’ve watched her perform this monologue in Nursing Fundamentals. And she tells us about other innovative ways she engages with her students throughout their time in her class. Our thanks to Adelphi University in …

E. Cohn performs hospital monologue

Rethinking Clinical and Classroom Teaching and Learning

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN, 2017 Our pedagogies of clinical and classroom teaching are still lodged firmly in the old-fashioned artificial intelligence mode (outdated cognitivism) and outdated neuroscience models about how the brain works. Old-fashioned artificial intelligence and cognitivism ignore the necessary role of embodied skilled know-how and perceptual grasp of actual clinical situations for any …