Nursing scholar to speak on 'radical' change

Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 7:00 a.m. CST; updated 9:56 a.m. CST, Thursday, November 11, 2010

COLUMBIA — A California scholar whose latest book calls for a "radical transformation" in nursing education will speak about her work Friday in Columbia.

Patricia Benner is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She's also an emeritus professor at the University of California School of Nursing in San Francisco.

Her research suggests that drastic changes are needed in nursing education in response to a "chaotic" U.S. health care system and a chronic shortage of nurses and nursing instructors.

Benner is scheduled to speak Friday morning at the Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference. The event is sponsored by MU Sinclair School of Nursing.


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