Patricia Benner Send-Off
Help celebrate Dean's Scholar and renowned nursing theorist Dr. Patricia Benner's time at UNLV as she heads for new beginnings.
Dr. Benner is a professor emerita at the University of California School of Nursing. Benner is a noted nursing educator and author of From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Nursing Practice, which has been translated into 12 languages. She has directed over 50 doctoral dissertations and pioneered the use of Interpretive Phenomenology in Nursing. She directed The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Nursing Education Study, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation, which is the first such study in 40 years. Additionally, she collaborated with the Carnegie Preparation for the Professions studies of clergy, engineering,
law, and medicine. Benner is designated as a Living Legend of the American Academy of Nursing.
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