This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.
In your CLC group, create a PowerPoint presentation of 10-15 slides in which you compare the pros and cons of continuing nursing education related to the following:
- Impact on competency.
- Impact on knowledge and attitudes.
- Relationship to professional certification.
- Relationship to ANA Scope and Standards of Practice.
- Relationship to ANA Code of Ethics.
Take a position with your CLC group: Should continuing nursing education be mandatory for all nurses? Support your position with rationale.
A minimum of three scholarly sources are required for this assignment.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
The nursing profession changes rapidly and thus requires life-long learning. Nurses are required to maintain their license in participating in continued education in order to stay up to date on current healthcare trends, patient care and new treatments techniques. According to Ironside (2015), most US states mandate nurses to complete a particular form of continued education in each two to three years as a requirement for licensure. Even though one’s state does not require the nurses to have any kind of continued education for renewal, the nurse might still be required by his/ her employer or the nursing association for particular job certifications. As such, regardless the circumstances, continued education is highly critical in nursing.
Many nurses believe that they need more education and exploration of other approaches to ensure lifelong learning and continued competence in order to align themselves in today’s healthcare environment which is highly dominated by changing technology and practice, new healthcare systems and patients demands for competent providers. Continued nurse education improves the personal as well as the professional nursing practice. Further, continued evidence based education has a high possibility of preventing errors, supporting health professional practice and performance, fostering on-going professional development, and sustaining enhanced personal and organizational performance outcomes (Kalb, O’Conner-Von, Brockway, Rierson, & Sendelbach, 2015).
In regards to cons
Cost: Continuing education is costly as the employers have to pay employees to enrol and attend nursing lectures or training programs at the expense of being away from patients’ bedside. Additionally, change implementation is costly following its demand for training resources.
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