Diane Pestolesi coaching volleyball

Diane Pestolesi: Coaching

Diane Pestolesi’s metaphor is being a coach. This opens up possibilities for situated teaching and learning in actual clinical practice.  She asks questions, assesses students’ approaches and practical understandings, and offers situated coaching.

Lisa Day bird watching

Lisa Day: Bird Watching

Lisa Day’s metaphor of bird watching challenges her to be attentive, engaged and curious. She is comfortable with long pauses, waiting for students to show up. She learns from them rather than only imposing her ideas and information.

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 …

Marye Fuqua discussing with Dr. Benner

Coaching for Autonomy, and Authenticity with Marye Fuqua pt 1

Marye Fuqua provides some valuable insight into what makes an effective preceptor of new graduates. Since she is relatively new to nursing herself, she has a clear memory of the learning challenges of transitioning school to work, and what coaching practices did and did not work for her when she was a  preceptee. She fosters autonomy in …

Marye Fuqua talking to Dr. Benner

Learning Time Management and Organizational Skills with Marye Fuqua pt 2

Marye Fuqua provides some valuable insight into what makes an effective preceptor of new graduates. Since she is relatively new to nursing herself, she has a clear memory of the learning challenges of transitioning school to work, and what coaching practices did and did not work for her when she was a  preceptee. She fosters autonomy in …

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 …

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 …