Barriers for Continuing Professional Development for Nurses at King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia
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Aboshaiqah, A. (2011). Barriers for Continuing Professional Development for Nurses at King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 11-16). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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The provision of continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses is challenged with many barriers. These barriers include time, accessibility, staff motivation, marketing and advertising, financial issues. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that Registered Nurses (RN) perceive as barriers to CPD at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC). A descriptive/correlation design was utilized in this study. A convenience sample of 600 RN’s was surveyed using a researcher-constructed instrument. The study revealed three major barriers affecting participants' attendance of CPD, 38.2% agree that financial support was the major barrier, followed by the commitment/scheduling problems to attend the educational activities with 29.7%, and finally the ability to attend the class regularly with a 19.6%. Administration needs to provide adequate time for nurses to attend programs. The planning of CPD must address these barriers to be successful in increasing the knowledge and skills, and thereby improve the quality of patient care.
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