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 …

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of clinical and classroom teaching are still lodged firmly in the old-fashioned artificial intelligence mode (outdated cognitivism) and outdated neuroscience models about how the brain works.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 …

Woman and Man role play as a mother and father in a poverty simulation

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

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 …

Student role playing as a child

Poverty Simulation Part 1: Setting up and Planning

Part I: Setting up and Planning The Missouri Action Poverty Simulation    Part One gives the overview and history of learning goals and history of this simulation, and how three nursing schools in Oregon Nursing Education collaborate to create this community health and cross-cultural experiential learning about living in poverty.   Student roles in the simulation …

Student speaking about poverty simulation

Poverty Simulation Part 3: Student Debriefing

Students reflect on their experiences of poverty in the simulation. Students give examples of how they understand the impediments and limitations of living in poverty can create a sense of being overwhelmed, and even in desperation. Please not examples of increased empathy, participants gained as a result of participating in the simulation.