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Stanford Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD): Past Education Courses
Professional Nursing Practice: Understanding and Applying Benner’s Domains through Exemplar Writing
Nurses have a number of memorable situations in which their actions improved a patient or peer experience and in turn influenced their perception or transformed their nursing practice.
Most nurses do not realize how much they go above and beyond for a patient because they simply do it every day.
Nurses might even think their most challenging day was their worst day when in fact their worst day was actually their best exemplar.
Many nurses are not accustomed to writing detailed accounts or stories of powerful experiences about themselves or how to apply Benner’s Stages of Skills Acquisition to measure personal and professional growth.
This course will explain how to transform domains of expert practice into a well written exemplar.
By the end of this course, you will have increased understanding on knowledge development, skill acquisition, and how to compare Benner stages of expertise and domains within your own professional nursing practice.
Describe Benner’s various levels of skills acquisition for health care professionals
Compare the expectations for nursing practice as outlined in the California Nursing Practice Act
Understand professional perspective; Professional Role-Based Practice
Identify Benner’s Domains of Practice in an exemplar
Explain the application of Benner’s model to the professional growth and development of nurses
Apply Benner’s model and domains of practice in your nursing practice
Identify the depth and value of your work
Review sample exemplars and identify Benner domains
Identify Benner principles & personal situations that make for a great exemplar