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Chapter-46 Introduction to Nature and Scope of In-service Education Program

BOOK TITLE: Nursing Education Made Easy

Author
1. Raj D Elakkuvana Bhaskara
ISBN
9789386261571
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/18055_47
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. Padmashree Institute of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Indira Gandhi School and College of Nursing, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
In-service education program, staff development, health care, centralized in-service education, decentralized in-service education, combined in-service education, manpower

Abstract

This chapter introduces the nature and scope of in-service education program. Staff development refers to all training and education provided by an employee to improve the occupational and personal knowledge, skills and attitude of vested employees. The goal of the nature and scope of in-service education program is to assist each employee to improve performance in his/her present position and to acquire personal and professional abilities that maximizes the possibility of career advancement. This chapter covers the need for staff development, and factors influencing in-service education. The economic, social, medical and technological sciences, which affect that society, will affect nursing in-service education. The related factors affect the in-service education programs are cost of health care, manpower, changes in nursing practices, and standards of nursing practice.

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