This original and thought-provoking book provides new insight into the role of theory within nursing practice. It is rooted in the real-world of practice and explores how theory and learning manifest in the nursing workplace. The book takes a fresh look at the major issues of concern in nursing and innovatively contextualises these within nursing theory. It serves to move the conversation forward leading to a better appreciation of how nurses constantly learn, theorise and develop. Key Features: Takes practice as the starting point and explores how theory, learning and practice relate to each other Based on the authors' primary research exploring how nurses theorise and learn in the practice environment A fully original contribution offering fresh perspectives that advance the nursing theory discourse It is an ideal book for nursing students wanting to better understand how theory can help them to learn and develop, practicing nurses looking to enhance their ongoing professional development as well as anyone involved with nursing education and research.