Continuing Professional Education in Nursing

The phenomenon of continuing professional education has been globally recognized by all professionals as a primary method to top up basic professional education regularly. In the 21st century, the scientific discoveries, technological advances and increasing demands from the society have influenced the need for continuing education for professionals. So to keep practice relevant and future orientated, professionals need to keep updated with currents trends and issues so they don’t practice obsolete practices that have been emphasized as ineffectiveness.
According to Chong. M. C et al (2008)., continuing professional education in health care disciplines is accepted as an essential part of professional practice due to the fact that there is a rapid changes in structure and culture of health care industry. Furthermore, in order for nursing profession to meet professionalism, it need greater skill, higher education and life long learning. Knowledge acquired through basic professional education has a half-life of about 2 years and the end of that period, whether knowled…





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