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Perceived Effects of Continuing Professional Development on Quality Nursing Care In Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State


Citation: Cecilia Olusolape Adeyemo  and Oke Olapeju Ajibade (2022)  Perceived Effects of Continuing Professional Development on Quality Nursing Care In Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State, International Journal of Public Health, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Vol. 7, No.1, pp.30-40

The study examined the perceived effects of continuing professional development on quality nursing care in Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State. The study specifically explored the perception of nurses’ knowledge about the effect of continuing professional development programmes in achieving quality nursing care; and identified the initiators and barriers to implementation continuing professional development of nurses in the hospital. The population of this study consisted of nurses working at State Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State. The sample size includes 94 nurses selected through stratified random sampling technique. The data collected includes the demographic data of the sample, their perceived knowledge of CPD, motivating factors and the barriers of participating in CPD programmes. The instrument was given to tests and measurement expert and nurse educators to determine its face and content validity. The data collected were presented in percentage distribution tables. Common themes responses to the open-ended questions’ responses were identified, coded and analyzed to assess the unique perspectives and different views of the nurses on the phenomenon. The findings of the study revealed that the value of CPD and their previous participation in the programmes have improved their knowledge, skills and have contributed to improved quality nursing care of patients. The factors identified as motivators include; funding assistance, obtaining a CPD qualification with skills allowance entitlement, encouragement from management and role models demonstrating the value of career development. The major barriers to participating in CPD programmes in the hospital include; job responsibilities due to staff shortage, lack of motivation by the management, coherent staff development planning by the institution, promotion and funding and responsibility for the family and child care. It was recommended among others that the Hospitals’ Management Board should fund the programmes and employ more nurses so that hindrances due to job responsibility and staff shortage will be minimized

Keywords: CPD, Nursing care, Quality, perceived effects

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