The goal of this competency-development program is to provide nurses with a framework they can use to coach nurses through the five stages that comprise novice to expert. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe Patricia Benner’s five stages of moving from novice to expert.
- Discuss why it’s important to assist nurses on their journey from novice to expert.
- Explain how nurses can help one another in navigating the five stages.