Nursing & Primary Care


Planning Continuing Nursing Education Programs and Curriculum Design

Tachtsoglou Kiriaki, Iliadis Christos, Frantzana Aikaterini, Ouzounakis Petros, Kourkouta Lambrini.

Introduction: Education is an organized learning process aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills for a specific purpose as well as transferring knowledge and skills from the instructor to the learner through teaching one or more subjects.

Aim: The purpose of this review is to investigate the contribution of continuing nursing education programs regarding continuous development of skills and abilities of those involved with the possibility of obtaining certified qualifications that ensure their adequacy in the Field of Health.

Material and Methods: The study was conducted based on reviewing Greek and international scientific studies, focusing on contribution of continuing nursing education courses to continuous development of skills of employees in the Field of Health. The material of the study consists of articles on the topic found in Greek and international databases such as: Google Scholar, Medline, Pubmed, Scopus and the Association of Hellenic Academic Libraries
Association (HEAL-Link).

Results: Education and training of employees in all Organizations, and especially in Health Care Field, is a key element so as quality services to be delivered at a time when developments are constantly rapidly progressed and technology leads towards the same direction, in order that services can meet the requirements of quality management.

Conclusion: It is necessary to make the appropriate arrangements and develop systems of human resources training, especially for nurses, in order the challenges of knowledge and technological developments to be met in society in the context of the policy for planning and development of the human resources in the health sector.

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