NANDA Nursing

Benner Nursing Theory


  • Patricia E. Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN is a Professor Emerita at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • BA in Nursing - Pasadena College/Point Loma College
  • MS in Med/Surg nursing from UCSF
  • PhD -1982 from UC Berkeley
  • 1970s - Research at UCSF and UC Berkeley
  • Has taught and done research at UCSF since 1979
  • Published 9 books and numerous articles
  • Published ‘Novice to Expert Theory’ in 1982
  • Received Book of the Year from AJN in 1984,1990,1996, 2000
  • Her web address is at:
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