Have you watched some of your nursing students graduate with high expectations for their future but later fail in their nursing careers? Today’s nursing student is graduating with less confidence, less independent function, and little sense of accountability in the work-force. The Nurse’s Reality Gap addresses the gap between academe and clinical practice.
This book takes a deeper look at how nurse faculty members fail to prepare students for the clinical world. Author Leslie Neal-Boylan offers practical strategies for both faculty members and students for bridging the gap between nursing school and the realities of practice and the profession. The Nurse’s Reality Gap also suggests ways that an educational program could change what educators teach, and better prepare their graduates.
About the Author
Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, CRRN, APRN-BC, FNP, FAAN, is Associate Dean and Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Nursing in Hamden, Connecticut. A registered nurse for 35 years, Neal-Boylan has authored or edited nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, including eight books on nursing. A faculty member and practicing clinical nurse, she has focused her research on the nursing workforce.