Evaluation of Aspects of Continuing Nursing Education Programs in Kirkuk Health Directorate Hospitals
Keywords:Determination, Continuing Nursing Education Program, Kirkuk Health, Diresctorate
Objective(s): To evaluate the aspects of the Continuing Nursing Education Programs in Kirkuk Health
Methodology: A descriptive design, using self-evaluation approach, is employed throughout the present
study. A non-probability sample of (251) staff nurse are recruited from Kirkuk Health Directorate Hospitals;
Kirkuk General Hospital and Azady Hospital. A questionnaire is constructed for the purpose of the study
which comprised of (1) part, (6) aspects and (52) item. Content validity and internal consistency reliability are
determined for the questionnaire through a pilot study. Data are collected through the use of the questionnaire
and structured interview a means of data collection. Data are analyzed through the application of descriptive
statistical data analysis approach of frequency, percentage, mean of scores, total scores and range.
Results: The study indicates that the majority of nurses have evaluated the aspects of the continuing nursing
education program as poor at Kirkuk Health Directorate.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the evaluation of aspects of the continuing nursing education programs
is appraised as poor for the majority of nurses’ self-evaluation.
Recommendations: The study recommends that mandatory, periodic, systematic and effective evaluation of
continuing nursing education program can be carried out for the benefit of both staff nurses, these programs
and the quality of nursing care. Further research can be carried out on a large sample size, varied range scale
of variables, large sample size and nation-wide continuing nursing education programs.
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