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From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, Commemorative Edition

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This coherent presentation of clinical judgement, caring practices and collaborative practice provides ideas and images that readers can draw upon in their interactions with others and in their interpretation of what nurses do. It includes many clear, colorful examples and describes the five stages of skill acquisition, the nature of clinical judgement and experiential le ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 10th 2000 by Pearson (first published October 20th 1984)
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Mar 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for any discipline. Although a nursing book, my former military pilot boyfriend read it as well and thought this was a great book for his new pilots. This book helped the novice pilots grasp the concepts of newness as well as the mentors that really understood a little better as to how they would progress to expert pilots.
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nursing
One of those landmark books in nursing research that everyone continues to reference or refer to. It's actually really good. She applies the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to the field of nursing to better understand what nurses do and what makes them good at what they do.

There are five stages of the Dreyfus Model:
- Novice
- Advanced Beginner
- Competent
- Proficient
- Expert

Benner's contribution is describing what these stages look like in actual nurses. She organizes this by looking at domains
May 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to the nursing process. Although it was required reading, I am glad I read it.
Jun 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
A fantastically inspiring book about nursing.
Ryan Frantz
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The exemplars in this book are compelling because they provide insight into the messy details of normal, every day work in nursing. Further, it's impossible to read these accounts and not be connected, in-the-room, with both nurse and patient. There is power and learning in these stories from experienced nurses whose profession requires both skill and caring to help them navigate the complexity of their roles. I took away so many ideas that are easily transferrable to other work.
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Confession: I probably started this like 3 years ago and finally finished it today. My graduate school nursing dean recommended it years ago when I told her I wanted to go into teaching nursing. It was mostly boring and felt quite antiquated, but some of the patient stories were somewhat interesting.
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: prof-dev
Definite focus on nursing, but I appreciated the definition of the spectrum of skill/expertise in a complex field that can't rely on mere clinical knowledge for success. I think the spectrum would benefit from acknowledging not only experience as a driver of expertise, but also the reflective practices from the Schon text.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
One of my teachers at college record this book to me. If you're a nurse, a nursing student or are in any way interested in Nursing you should read it. It's not an academic book. There are different anecdotes based on real patients and real nurses. As a nursing student it has help me to know what to execute from patients and different ways of nursing diagnoses. If you aren't interest in that field of nursing, you will be drag in the patients' story and medical history. You'll want to know if they ...more
Dec 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Not exactly a book I wanted to read and I didn't read it cover to cover.It was very useful in my third year reflective essay for nursing though. So I do recommend it. Its short and rather easy to scan through to find the pertinent information.
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A must read for all nursing students and new nurses.
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