New nurses deserve our support in their first steps on the career path
The term ‘theory-practice gap’ was coined in an attempt to describe the difference between nursing in the classroom and the reality of practice in a clinical setting. Often it is used unfairly to denigrate newly qualified nurses when they arrive in the workplace and attempt to make the transition from student to practitioner.
Nursing Standard. 32, 11,3-3. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.11.3.s1