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Continuing Professional Development among Nurses in Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State (Published)

Citation: Cecilia Olusolape Adeyemo (2022) Continuing Professional Development among Nurses in Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State, International Journal of Nursing, Midwife and Health Related Cases, Vol.8, No.1, pp.1-10

The study examined the continuing professional development among nurses in Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State. The study specifically identified if professional nurses in the hospital agree with the introduction of mandatory continuing professional development training by the nursing and midwifery council of Nigeria; and evaluated the uptake of participation of nurses in continuing professional training in State Specialist Hospital, Akure. The population of the study consisted of 225 nurses working in the hospital. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the sample size for the study which consisted of 94 nurses. The data collected includes the demographic data of the sample, views and participation in compulsory CPD organized by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and past CPD programmes attended by the nurses. The instrument was given to tests and measurement expert and nurse educators to determine its face and content validity. Internal consistency method was used to determine the reliability of the instrument and coefficient value of 0.81 was derived. The research objectives were analyzed descriptively with frequency counts and simple percentages. The findings of the study revealed that that majority of the respondents supported making CPD training mandatory and they are even ready to sacrifice their off duties to attend the programme. However, greater percentage of them have only attended CPD programmes sometimes while others have not attended at all. The anticipated outcome of the study was found positive because nurses in the hospital are found to be aware of their need of lifelong learning to improve their knowledge and skills. It was recommended among others that the NMCN should include CPD training for special nursing fields, use experts to handle the teaching and make the cost affordable to encourage self-sponsoring.

Keywords: Nurses, continuing professional development

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