Access over 20 million homework & study documents

search

Strategies to close theory practice gap

Content type
User Generated
Rating
Showing Page:
1/6
Running head: STRATEGIES USEFUL TO CLOSE THEORY-PRACTICE GAP 1
Strategies Useful to Close Theory-Practice Gap
Name
Institution Affiliation

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
Showing Page:
2/6
STRATEGIES USEFUL TO CLOSE THEORY-PRACTICE GAP 2
Strategies Useful to Close Theory-Practice Gap
Ideally, it is expected all over the world of academia that what is taught in the lecture
rooms by the professors will end up being practised by the students. However, more so in the
nursing field, there is a distinguished variance in what is taught in theory and what is actually
practised. Basically, this is what is essentially known as the theory-practise gap. As expected,
this existing gap has been a cause of concern in the nursing field with stakeholders both students
and faculty administrators seeking amicable solutions to narrow this gap. Therefore, this paper
will give some possible strategies which may be implemented and aid in the closing of this gap.
Discussion
Fundamentally, it is imperative to understand why this theory-practice gap exists in the
first place to lay the foundation to the proposed strategies. Noteworthy, there are several reasons
that have been put forward as to why this phenomenon exist. In principle, the basis revolves
around the thought that nursing should and must be practised according to theory otherwise it
will be rendered null and void (Stevens, 2013). Notably, this theory is too idealistic and
impractical. Further, even when the theory is practical, the nurses tend not to act on it probably
due to ignorance or the rigid environment entrenched in the nursing field. As a result, it is
imperative to note that the segment who bear the most burden in the theory-practise are the
students who often find themselves between the demands of their lecturers and those of the field
practitioners. Obviously, this calls for an emotional turmoil which may have an overall negative
impact on the performance of the student.
Basically, it is important to have a literature review where in essence a constructivist
approach towards the teaching and learning processes will be evaluated (Stevens, 2013). Most
beneficial is that this approach encompasses and advocates for the nursing students to be

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
Showing Page:
3/6

Sign up to view the full document!

lock_open Sign Up
End of Preview - Want to read all 6 pages?
Access Now
Unformatted Attachment Preview
Running head: STRATEGIES USEFUL TO CLOSE THEORY-PRACTICE GAP Strategies Useful to Close Theory-Practice Gap Name Institution Affiliation 1 STRATEGIES USEFUL TO CLOSE THEORY-PRACTICE GAP 2 Strategies Useful to Close Theory-Practice Gap Ideally, it is expected all over the world of academia that what is taught in the lecture rooms by the professors will end up being practised by the students. However, more so in the nursing field, there is a distinguished variance in what is taught in theory and what is actually practised. Basically, this is what is essentially known as the theory-practise gap. As expected, this existing gap has been a cause of concern in the nursing field with stakeholders both students and faculty administrators seeking amicable solutions to narrow this gap. Therefore, this paper will give some possible strategies which may be implemented and aid in the closing of this gap. Discussion Fundamentally, it is imperative to understand why this theory-practice gap exists in the first place to lay the foundation to the proposed strategies. Noteworthy, there are several reasons that have been put forward as to why this phenomenon exist. In principle, the basis revolves around the thought that nursing should and must be practised according to theory otherwise it will be rendered null and void (Stevens, 2013). Notably, this theory is too idealistic and impractical. Further, even when the theory is practical, the nurses tend not to act on it probably due to ignora ...
Purchase document to see full attachment
User generated content is uploaded by users for the purposes of learning and should be used following Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Anonymous
Awesome! Perfect study aid.

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4