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Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education, An Inspiring Story of Collaborative Change – ARTICLE

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Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN copyright 2017 Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education increased Transitions From A.D.N. To B.S.N. Programs; Made A.D.N. Students feel like “First Class Citizens”; Transformed Clinical Education; Created an Ongoing Culture of Innovation and more… The innovative Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) collaborative curriculum exemplifies a stellar collaborative change project that […]

Concept-Based Curricula in a Practice Discipline – ARTICLE

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“…concept-based curricula must not only attend to formal concepts in the general…” Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN Copyright October, 2nd, 2016 Many nursing curricula are using selected formal concepts to organize courses and curriculum. When students learn concepts in one context, it is expected that they will carry that understanding of the concept to other […]

Discussion Triggers can Help Students Discover Blind Spots, and Biases – ARTICLE

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Patricia Benner, RN., Ph.D., FAAN June 24, 2016 Copyrighted This month,  we offer all our newsletter subscribers free access to a wonderful new video on people’s responses to the news that someone has been recently diagnosed with cancer. Kristin Johansen and Ben Dziuba collaborated on this collection of people’s responses to the news that Ben was […]

Focusing on Student Learning: Seeking High Reliability in Nursing Education – ARTICLE

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By Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., copyright 2016 The scholarship of teaching and learning encompasses a broad set of practices that engage teachers in looking closely and critically at student learning in order to improve their own courses and programs, and to share insights with other educators who can evaluate and build on their efforts. Hutchings, […]

Learning From First Person Experience Near Narratives – ARTICLE

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Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN Copyright 2016 During the past 30 years, more ethicists have paid attention to the role of narratives in presenting exemplary practice. More attention in learning and understanding moral life and ethical comportment is being paid to exemplary people and events that reveal and demonstrate excellent ethical comportment. Narratives can reveal […]

Cultural Humility: Gaining First-Person Experience and Empathy for the Health and Life Impact of Living in Poverty – ARTICLE

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Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN Copyright January, 2016 We choose the term “cultural humility” rather than the more ambitious, and misleading term, “cultural competency” in the title, because even within one’s own dominant culture, much can be learned and many blind spots exist between local cultures, between social classes, and between disparate social contexts. Cultural […]

Thoughts from Elsevier Faculty Development Forum – ARTICLE

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Above: Carol Thorn, R.N., M.S., Clackamas Community College Happy New Year!  I just had the privilege of starting the New Year off at the Elsevier Faculty Development Forum in Las Vegas.  The participants had great questions, but we didn’t get to discuss all the questions from the Keynote entitled “Knowing That and Knowing About and Knowing […]

End of the Year: A Time for Reflection and Growth as a Teacher, Nurse, Person – ARTICLE

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Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph. D., copyright December, 2015 Interviewing and presenting the work of Marcus Engel in November has made me reflect more on the centrality of care and the work of preserving personhood, and helping the patient stay connected to his or her helplines.  First, some reflections on The Primacy of Caring (Benner & […]

Being Present, Meeting the Patient as a Person, Preserving Personhood, Taking up the Ethical Call of Nursing – ARTICLE

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Patricia Benner, November, copyright 2015 Learn more about Marcus Engle at ImHereMovement.org I lay there listening to the sickening sounds of my mechanical breathing, all the while praying the oxygen tank wouldn’t run dry. If the hose got twisted and the oxygen stopped flowing, a short alarm would sound. Immediately, a nurse would appear to […]

Curriculum-Wide Debriefing and Reflection are Essential to Learning How to Think Critically, Improve Performance, Improve Outcomes and Integrate Experiential Learning – ARTICLE

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By Patricia Benner, copyright 2015 Reflective thinking enhances all forms of learning. However, conscious and deliberate debriefing is a robust teaching strategy only if teacher and students are prepared to critically and creatively reflect on practice. National League for Nursing published “Debriefing Across the Curriculum” in June 2015, a Living Document produced in collaboration with […]

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