An Exploration into the Potential Costs and Benefits to Service Users (Citizen Trainers) Of Engaging In a Coordinated Teaching and Learning Initiative

Mullan JM

Published on: 2021-01-29


The primary purpose of undergraduate, pre-registration nursing education is to prepare students to practice as registered nurses Thus, the nursing curriculum evolves to reflect the dynamic nature of clinical environments and ultimately to produce competent nurses fit for practice at the point of registration. A significant debate continues in relation to the separation of theory and clinical practice `the practice gap’, with ongoing concern as to the practical clinical relevance of some nursing theory and teaching to preparing the qualified professional.