Journal of Education and Health Promotion

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 258-

Evaluation of in-person continuing education programs from the perspective of ward nurses


Nasrin Galehdar1, Maryam Ehsani2, Alireza Irajpour3, Soheila Jafari-Mianaei4 
1 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
2 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Critical Care Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Soheila Jafari-Mianaei
Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

BACKGROUND: Assessing how programs are implemented from the perspective of the learners themselves is one of the most effective ways to improve the quality of continuing education. The aim was to evaluate the implementation of in-person continuing education programs from the perspective of nurses. METHODOLOGY: Setting of the study was the selected hospital of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (Al-zahra hospital). This study is a descriptive cross-sectional one. Using a researcher-made questionnaire, the implementation of continuing education programs in four areas of the aim, educational techniques, educational content, and educational field was evaluated. The sample consisted of 236 nurses working in these hospitals who participated in the study through convenience sampling. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 19 using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Based on the results, “the need for new content learning” was mentioned as the first priority in continuing education programs. The majority of participants scored each of the following domains (aim, educational techniques, educational content, and education field) as well as all items related to the continuing education program evaluation as “moderate.” CONCLUSION: Most nurses assessed the implementation of in-person continuing education programs implemented in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in general and in each of the domains as “moderate.” Therefore, in order to improve the quality of programs, it is necessary to take steps to match the goals with the needs of learners, improve teaching techniques, improve the quality of program contents, and optimize the scope of the programs.


How to cite this article:
Galehdar N, Ehsani M, Irajpour A, Jafari-Mianaei S. Evaluation of in-person continuing education programs from the perspective of ward nurses.J Edu Health Promot 2020;9:258-258


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Galehdar N, Ehsani M, Irajpour A, Jafari-Mianaei S. Evaluation of in-person continuing education programs from the perspective of ward nurses. J Edu Health Promot [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];9:258-258
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