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    1 : Continuing Education in Nursing Prof. Rafath Razia Principal Government College of Nursing Hyderabad
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    3 : History of Continuing Education in Nursing “Let us never consider ourselves as finished nurses….. We must be learning all our lives” -Florence Nightingale The idea of continuing education in nursing is as old as organized nursing, but the concept of lifelong learning for the practitioner has developed slowly The history of continuing education in nursing has shown that educational institutions generally have been slow to accept responsibility for assisting the practitioner who wishes to add to her nursing knowledge and skill
    4 : Need Rapid technological advances related to knowledge explosion have greatly altered the practice of nursing The gap between scientific knowledge and its application grows wider each year as a result of multiple influences Elimination of certain illnesses, particularly the communicable diseases New drugs to cure some illnesses and alter the course of many Surgeries are being performed successfully in areas that would not have been attempted 10-20 years ago Organ transplants are no more a novelty Complex and intricate machinery can extend lives All these advances require more highly skilled nursing care in a great variety of settings Continuing education is an accepted way of life
    5 : Nurses and Continuing Education Are Nurses exception? In fact we lagged behind Certain exceptional nurses have always been self-directed learners
    6 : Once a Nurse, always a Nurse? “some continuation training in service for nurses would promote the well-being of the nation” Major reason for continuing education in nursing: the improvement in professional practice Life-long learning in nursing relates not only to professional practice but also to the development of the person as an individual and as a responsible citizen Charles Judd AJN (1928)
    7 : Definitions “Continuing education is any extension of opportunities for reading, study and training to young persons and adults following their completion of or withdrawal from full-time school and college programs” Dictionary of Education
    8 : Adult Education The terms Continuing Education and Adult Education are often used interchangeably
    9 : Continuing Nursing Education “Educational activities primarily designed to keep registered nurses abreast of their particular field of interest and do not lead to any formal advanced standing in the profession” Nursing Thesaurus of the International Nursing Index
    10 : In-service Education “Planned instructional or training program provided by an employing agency in the employment setting and is designed to increase competence in a specific area” In-service Education is one aspect of continuing education, but the terms are not interchangeable
    11 : Continuing Professional Development
    12 : Types Orientation to introduce new recruits to the basic aspects of the job so that they can perform their job effectively Continuing education for the improvement of knowledge, skills and attitudes Management skills and leadership training Staff development program is directed toward expanding to the fullest all the potentials of an individual Individual Interest Promotion Programs Future Oriented Programs to prepare learners for the future activities
    13 : The Planning Formula
    14 : Stages
    15 : Analysis Analyze needs Goals Priorities Resources Constraints and Alternate delivery systems Determine scope and sequence of training program (by task and job analysis)
    16 : Design Emphasizes what will be taught Determine training approach Develop learning objectives Performance measures Training program specifications
    17 : Development Emphasizes on how the content will be taught Develop curriculum guide Lesson plan Supportive teaching aids Revise material
    18 : Implementation Implement training plan Conduct training Formative evaluation Document training results
    19 : Evaluation Conduct summative evaluation Analyze collected information Initiate corrective action
    20 : Benefits of Continuing Nursing Education
    21 : Content Areas
    22 : Learning Learning continues through out life and is called “lifelong learning” From “womb” to “tomb” Learning makes life easier, fuller longer and more enjoyable Learning has practical purpose
    23 : In-service Educator Public Relations Educational Preparation with emphasis on Adult Education The Continuing Educator as a Continuing Learner Clinical Knowledge and Skill Working with Adults Broad Knowledge Base Concern for People Determination Self-confidence Zest for life Innate curiosity Love for adventure Desire to search the unknown Flexibility Creativity Resourcefulness
    24 : Thanks and Best Wishes

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