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The theory-practice gap and student nurses

The theory-practice gap and student nurses

Journal of Child Health Care 2(2): 86-90

The theory-practice gap in nursing is a multi-factorial problem. Different types of knowledge are used in nursing; some have more credence and value than others. Learners are often underestimated by clinical staff, they can provide sophisticated care while being relatively inexperienced. 'Reality shock', is perhaps due to a lack of student's emotional readiness to deal with the daily stresses that nursing entails.

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