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Patricia Benner

Nursing Theorist, Academic & Author of "From Novice to Expert"

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 Patricia Benner Biography

Dr. Patricia Benner is a nursing theorist who first developed a model for the stages of clinical competence in her classic book From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. Her model is one of the most useful frameworks for assessing nurses' needs at different stages of professional growth. She is the Chief Faculty Development Officer for Educating Nurses, the Director of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Nursing Education and honorary fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

Dr. Benner was born in Hampton, Virginia, and received her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Pasadena College in 1964, and later a master's degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing her doctorate in 1982, she became an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiological Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Benner is an internationally known lecturer and researcher on health, and her work has influenced areas of clinical practice as well as clinical ethics.

This nursing theory proposes that expert nurses develop skills and understanding of patient care over time through a proper educational background as well as a multitude of experiences. Dr. Benner's theory is not focused on how to be a nurse, rather on how nurses acquire nursing knowledge - one could gain knowledge and skills ("knowing how"), without ever learning the theory ("knowing that"). She used the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition as a foundation for her work. The Dreyfus model, described by brothers Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus, is a model based on observations of chess players, Air Force pilots, army commanders and tank drivers. The Dreyfus brothers believed learning was experiential (learning through experience) as well as situation-based, and that a student had to pass through five very distinct stages in learning, from novice to expert.

Dr. Benner found similar parallels in nursing, where improved practice depended on experience and science, and developing those skills was a long and progressive process. She found when nurses engaged in various situations, and learned from them, they developed "skills of involvement" with patients and family. Her model has also been relevant for ethical development of nurses since perception of ethical issues is also dependent on the nurses' level of expertise. This model has been applied to several disciplines beyond clinical nursing, and understanding the five stages of clinical competence helps nurses support one another and appreciate that expertise in any field is a process learned over time.

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Patricia Benner

Nursing Theorist, Academic & Author of "From Novice to Expert"

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Patricia Benner Biography

Dr. Patricia Benner is a nursing theorist who first developed a model for the stages of clinical competence in her classic book From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. Her model is one of the most useful frameworks for assessing nurses' needs at different stages of professional growth. She is the Chief Faculty Development Officer for Educating Nurses, the Director of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Nursing Education and honorary fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

Dr. Benner was born in Hampton, Virginia, and received her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Pasadena College in 1964, and later a master's degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing her doctorate in 1982, she became an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiological Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Benner is an internationally known lecturer and researcher on health, and her work has influenced areas of clinical practice as well as clinical ethics.

This nursing theory proposes that expert nurses develop skills and understanding of patient care over time through a proper educational background as well as a multitude of experiences. Dr. Benner's theory is not focused on how to be a nurse, rather on how nurses acquire nursing knowledge - one could gain knowledge and skills ("knowing how"), without ever learning the theory ("knowing that"). She used the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition as a foundation for her work. The Dreyfus model, described by brothers Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus, is a model based on observations of chess players, Air Force pilots, army commanders and tank drivers. The Dreyfus brothers believed learning was experiential (learning through experience) as well as situation-based, and that a student had to pass through five very distinct stages in learning, from novice to expert.

Dr. Benner found similar parallels in nursing, where improved practice depended on experience and science, and developing those skills was a long and progressive process. She found when nurses engaged in various situations, and learned from them, they developed "skills of involvement" with patients and family. Her model has also been relevant for ethical development of nurses since perception of ethical issues is also dependent on the nurses' level of expertise. This model has been applied to several disciplines beyond clinical nursing, and understanding the five stages of clinical competence helps nurses support one another and appreciate that expertise in any field is a process learned over time.

Patricia Benner Videos

  • Patricia Benner: The interplay between novice and expert
    The presentation for the VLN conference discussing Patricia Benner's works " From Novice to Expert" and "Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical ...
  • Lessons in Leadership: Patricia Benner RN, Ph.D., FAAN
    Dr. Benner shares her insight on how to build lasting leadership skills. In her video, she highlights the factors that shaped her career,...
  • Patricia Benner: What's your advice for students who want to lead
    This video is part of Profiles in Leadership, a series of interviews with leaders in fields such as health care, community organizing,...

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  • How to book Patricia Benner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Patricia Benner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Patricia Benner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Patricia Benner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Patricia Benner?

    Booking fees for Patricia Benner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Patricia Benner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Patricia Benner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Patricia Benner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Patricia Benner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Patricia Benner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Patricia Benner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Patricia Benner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Patricia Benner for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Patricia Benner generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bart Knols, David Williams, Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, Christine Sinsky and Glen Tullman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patricia Benner for an upcoming event.

Patricia Benner Speaker Videos

  • Patricia Benner: The interplay between novice and expert
    The presentation for the VLN conference discussing Patricia Benner's works " From Novice to Expert" and "Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical ...
    Lessons in Leadership: Patricia Benner RN, Ph.D., FAAN
    Dr. Benner shares her insight on how to build lasting leadership skills. In her video, she highlights the factors that shaped her career, including: ...
  • Patricia Benner: What's your advice for students who want to lead
    This video is part of Profiles in Leadership, a series of interviews with leaders in fields such as health care, community organizing, international ...

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