Comment on the usefulness of Benner’s work in your present or future role. Provide several examples.
The conceptual framework used in this study is Benner’s Novice to Expert Theory which used a variety of databases to find relevant studies that included the keywords ‘from novice to expert’ and ‘Benner’s theory’. The authors explain that the purpose of the study is to address the application of Benner’s novice to expert theory in nursing career. Benner, as a nursing theorist emphasizes on experience and the knowledge gained through experience (Oshvandi et al, 2016).
Benner explains expertise as a road with five sections which should be passed through by a practitioner to become clinically skilled and these sections are as follows (1) novice, (2) advanced beginner, (3) competent (4) proficient, (5) expert. The authors in this study aimed at examining the theory by explaining four scopes of nursing – education, practice, research, and management.