Creating a Climate for Curiosity, Engagement, and Developing Therapeutic Communication Skills

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Dr. Glenise McKenzie describes how she structures her classroom teaching for knowledge use, and extensive preparation for a classroom that integrates practice and theory. Situated thinking and coaching are emphasized. …

Background Knowledge For Assessing Depression and Suicidal Risk

Camtasia Podcast By Dr. Glenise McKenzie This podcast prepares students for an Assessment of Depression and Suicide risk on an “adolescent” in the classroom. Dr. McKenzie presents the epidemiology of depression across the lifespan, as well as presenting the assessment tools, genetic, biochemical, and environmental risk factors for depression and suicide across the lifespan. This …

Teresa Grainger Teaching

Student Engagement in Learning Requires More than Getting the Student’s Attention

Pictured: Theresa Granger   Written By: Patricia Benner   Copyright May 2014 I have been learning from the Oregon Health Sciences Consortium (OCNE) Faculty about engaging students in the Big Ideas of the Profession, Authentic Clinical Learning from Unfolding Case Studies, and Problem- and Relationship-Oriented Engagement.  An upcoming interview with Dr. Christine Tanner on EducatingNurses.com gives …

Teaching Upgraded Science for Nurses

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access This pharmacology class is taught at a high enough level for students to understand the mechanisms for action of drugs, and the rationale selection of drugs for patients with multiple …

Upgrading the Knowledge of Pharmacology for Effective Nursing Care

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Dr. Patrick Murphy describes his metaphor for teaching pharmacology along with his goals for students to deeply understand the mechanisms for drug actions, efficacy, and possible interactions and contraindications.  He …
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Using Narrative Pedagogies to Bring Clinical into the Classroom and Integrate Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Use

Copyright 2014 by Patricia Benner Any practice discipline requires strategies for teaching situated thinking-in-action and practice wisdom.  Formal theoretical models are the “go to” method for simplifying and rendering complex practical knowledge and action in practice situations easier to explain and manage.   Formal theories are useful, especially for the first year nursing student who does …

Patrick Murphy in the Classroom

Teacher Curiosity, Passion, Engagement and Self-Cultivation— Essential for Transformative Education

The teacher busy “transmitting information” seldom can drink from the well of what the student, patient, and the subject matter have to teach. Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. Master Teacher Hubert L. Dreyfus believes a good teacher-learner needs curiosity, engagement, and passion for learning  By definition, these personal characteristics call us as teacher to be fully alive to …

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Bringing Clinical and Classroom Together: Integrative Pedagogies

Patricia Benner copyright 2013 Enrich your classroom by thinking about and reviewing new strategies; it will help you align your teaching with learning goals. To that end, I’ve put together pedagogies highly recommended for bringing together both classroom and clinical aspects of learning how to think and act like a nurse.  This may trigger ideas, …

The Use of Narratives in Research, Practice, and Education

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Patricia Benner describes the historical development of the use of narratives. She explains and illustrates different ways of using first person experience near narrative accounts for research, practice and education.  …