INNOVATION CENTERUsing a K-W-L Chart to Bridge the Theory-Practice GapRaines, Deborah A.Author Information About the Authors Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, FAAN, ANEF, is an associate professor, University at Buffalo School of Nursing, Buffalo, New York. For more information, contact her at email@example.com. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s web site (www.neponline.net). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Nursing Education Perspectives: May/June 2018 - Volume 39 - Issue 3 - p 182-183 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000256 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract As nursing is a practice discipline, theory and practice cannot be separated. Yet nursing education is traditionally divided into two components: classroom or theory-based learning and clinical or practice-based learning. The theory-practice gap is one of the most significant issues in nursing today, given the emphasis on evidence-based practice. This article describes the use of a K-W-L chart as an approach to bridge the theory-practice gap and encourage students to become self-directed and take ownership of their knowledge. © 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.