Vickie Sattler Speaking

Two Key Roles of Preceptors: Situated Coaching and Teaching Local Knowledge

copyright 2019 by Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN   Health care institutions are complex organizations with many moving parts and players who must coordinate and share their local work knowledge (Geertz, 2000). Geertz points out that a study of local knowledge is necessarily a study of the particular, concrete in relation to the general, or …

Lynn Stapleton speaking

Socialization and Formation on the First Job–An Example from Provident 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 …

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 copyright 2018 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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Glenis McKenzie teaches

Concept-Based Curricula in a Practice Discipline

“…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 …

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Discussion Triggers can Help Students Discover Blind Spots, and Biases

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 …

Concept Based Clinical Assignments for Deeper Learning

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN …in the current nursing education climate, faculty need to use a wider repertoire of clinical models and strategies to foster the depth of student learning and their development of clinical judgment. Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF; Ann Nielsen, MN, RN Jo. of Nursing Education, 8,2009 Vol. 48, p. 446. Developing …