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. …

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 …

Alyssa Boldt sits down with Dr. Benner

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 …

Alyssa Boldt sits down with Dr. Benner

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 …

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 …

Lynn Stapleton speaking with Dr. Benner

Lynn Stapleton on Socialization & Formation on the First Job

The transition from nursing school to working on the hospital floor as a nurse is huge. What happens when a system-wide program supports the entry of the nurse into their new setting? How does a Preceptor Training Program help expert clinicians become excellent at situated coaching? I interviewed Lynn Stapleton in Spokane, Washington to learn …

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 …

Vickie Sattler and Dr. Benner Talking

Vickie Sattler: Two Key Roles for Preceptors pt 1

A strong preceptor program can dramatically improve a hospital’s retention rate of new nurses. However, the of the emergency department preceptor faces unique challenges as they work quickly in situations that may fall outside the orientee’s experience and clinical knowledge. Vickie Sattler of Spokane, WA, meets the challenge with excellent situated coaching and local knowledge …

Marye Fuqua and Dr. Benner talking

Precepting for Autonomy, Nurse Patient Relationships, Clinical Imagination, Time Management, Teamwork and Curiosity

Copyright May 8, 2019 Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN We continue to examine the teaching and learning required by all new graduate nurses; how preceptors transmit local knowledge, engage in situated coaching, and role model nurse-patient caring relationships that are respectful, discerning, and attuned. Here we focus on preceptor Marye Fuqua, who is a relatively …