Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory in nursing practice

Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory in nursing practice

Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory The theory is applicable given that nurses first need to develop skills that enable them to be competent, whereby education and experiences improve competency. As such, in nursing practice using knowledge gained to improve skills is more relevant that having theoretical background where one has little or no experience. In other words, using practical knowledge and relying on research show that before one becomes an expert they have to acquire the right skills and utilize them (Neary, 2001


 

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