- Chief Faculty Development Officer is Dr. Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCN. Dr. Benner collaborates with educators to bring the NovEx patient simulations and information into the classroom. Faculty development efforts are aimed at preparing faculty to integrate classroom and clinical teaching and learning while incorporating the three Carnegie high-end clinical teaching and learning professional domains: 1) cognitive, science, theory, and knowledge; 2) practice know-how and clinical reasoning; and 3) ethical comportment and formation.
- Dr. Benner led the National Nursing Education Study for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which resulted in the book Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation. The AJN Book of the Year Award and the Prose Award for Scholarly Writing for Publishers were both given to this book.
- She also worked on studies of the clergy, engineering, law, and medicine with the Carnegie Preparation for the Professions. In NovEx Situated Learning faculty development seminars and learning resources, she brings the curricular and pedagogical implications of these investigations. Her mission is to assist professors and educators from other disciplines in developing profession-specific pedagogical and curricular solutions for today’s students and employees.
- Dr. Benner is a Professor Emerita at the University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has 35 years of nursing education experience, with a research focus on clinical reasoning and judgment, the evolution of expertise from novice student to expert practicing clinician, and nursing errors.
Patricia Benner – Works
- Her research contributions are published in From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Nursing Practice, which has been translated into ten languages, Expertise in Nursing Practice: Caring, Ethics and Clinical Judgment, Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care, and Nursing Pathways to Patient Safety.
- Her study also aims to articulate “on-the-ground” knowledge and clinical wisdom of practicing nurses and nurse educators that have yet to be characterized or expressed in formal theories, science, or technology. Dr. Benner’s current research is expressing the new experiential knowledge obtained in caring for injured warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan and during rehabilitation, in conjunction with Military Tri-Service Nurse Researchers.