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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
Nurse Practitioner Extra

Becoming an Expert Nurse

Benner, Patricia PhD, RN, FAAN; Tanner, Christine A. PhD, RN, FAAN; Chesla, Catherine A. DNSc, RN

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Abstract

Learning to 'read' your patient is as important as any lesson taught in the classroom. Based on their six-year study, these nurse researchers explain how the expert nurse combines practical experience and textbook knowledge in responding to the needs of patients.

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