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Continuing education in nursing

  1. 1. CONTINUING EDUCATION IN NURSING By; Mr. MANULAL. V.S FACULTY CACEE, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. 2. CONTINUING EDUCATION Continuing education is a type of staff development. Here actually extension of opportunities for reading, studying, and training to any person (adult) following completion or withdrawal from formal education.
  3. 3. CONTINUING EDUCATION… Definition. • Continuing education has been defined as the training that an individual undertakes after the end of basic professional education to improve competence as a practitioner and not with a view to gain a new diploma or license .
  4. 4. CONTINUING EDUCATION It consists of planned learning experiences designed to promote the development of knowledge, skills and attitude for the enhancement of professional practice . OUTCOMES OF CONTINUING EDUCATION - Bridges the gap between knowledge and demand of service, research and practice; educational ideals and reality of clinical setting. - It balances between employee’s capabilities and job demand .
  5. 5. CONTINUING EDUCATION Continuing education is different from in-service education, because continuing education co- ordinates attendance at approved programs locally as well as in the state . Continuing professional education is always after the basic professional education .
  6. 6. PLANNING FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION Planning formula • What is to be done ? • Why it is necessary? • How it is to be done ? • Where is to be done ? • When is it to be done? • Who should do the job ?
  7. 7. PLANNING FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION STEPS 1. Establishing goals compatible with the purpose or mission of the organization. 2. Deciding upon specific objectives consistent with these goals . 3. Determining the course of action required to meet the specific objectives. 4. Assessing the available resources for establishing the program. People and financial resources are of particular significance . 5. Establishing a workable budget, appropriate for the program. 6. Evaluating the results at stated intervals. 7. Reassessing the goals ad updating the plan periodically.
  8. 8. PURPOSES OF CONTINUING EDUCATION • For improved professional practice. • Aid in updating knowledge and skills at all levels of the organization . • Cope with latest trends and developments in our Nursing field . • Equip with knowledge of current research and developments. • To learn new knowledge and maintain old competencies.
  9. 9. PURPOSES OF CONTINUING EDUCATION ……. Cont……. • Develops interest and job satisfaction among the staff. • Create supportive environment with opportunities for growth and communication. • Adjust to change. • For developing better leadership skills , motivation and better attitude . • For achieving self-development and self confidence .
  10. 10. PRODERS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION • Universities and professional educational institutions. • Professional organizations . • Employers. • Independent providers. • Health care institutions such as hospitals etc.
  11. 11. ROLE OF NURSE ADMINISTRATORS IN CONTINUING EDUCATION • Mutual co-ordination and assistance , unity of effort is maintained. • Must have proper recording and reporting system. • Must become involved in creating new solutions for problems both old and new. • They must justify and initiate changes needed for the improvement of nursing care.
  12. 12. ROLE OF NURSE ADMINISTRATORS IN CONTINUING EDUCATION… Cont… • Nurses who with no help shape their own destiny must be aware of the forces at work, which will affect their future roles. • Ensure that there are adequate resources for staff development. • Assumes responsibility for quality of continuing education program.

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