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Rahimaghaee F, Ehsani M, Dehghan Nayeri N, Salavati S. Efficiency of Staff Development Program and Its Relationship . J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2015; 25 (4) :73-80
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Efficiency of Staff Development Program and Its Relationship

with Nurse’s Profesional Competency

By: Rahimaghaee F1, Ehsani M2, Dehghan Nayeri N3, Salavati SH4

1) Department of Nursing, Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University Tonekabon branch, Mazandaran, Iran

2) Department of Nursing, Phd candidate and  Instructor, Islamic Azad University   Tonekabon branch, Mazandaran, Iran

3) Department of Nursing, Professor, Nursing and Midwifery faculty, Tehran University of medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 4) Department of Management, Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University   Tonekabon branch, Mazandaran, Iran

Received: 2013/09/08



Introduction: Skilled nurses are needed to achieve health promotion strategies, so operation and assessment via staff development program is essential.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate staff development program through west Mazandaran hospital nurses and its relationship with the level of their professional competency.

Methods: This study was descriptive - correlations in 205 nurses from general ward who were selected by cluster sampling. Data was collected by two questionnaires for competency level and staff development programs. Face and content validity was approved and reliability of the instrument was assessed by the internal consistency. Analysis of variance and chi-square tests were used to analyze data.

rResults: The majority of samples reported their competent level as ideal (75/6%), and the effectiveness of the program estimated as average (80/5%). variance analysis of data showed there are no significant difference in the mean scores of survey instrument staff development, among the nurses with varying levels of competence (p =0/4, df =2).

Conclusion: Organizations spend enormous amounts of money to improve development programs. If these programs loss their effectiveness, it is time consuming and will damage the economy. These results could be useful for nursing organisation and executives.

Keywords: Staff Development, Professional Competence, Nursing, Staff, Hospital

*Corresponding Author: Flora Rahimaghaee,  Tonekabon branch, Islamic Azad University

  Email: Frahimaghaee@gmail.com

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/12/5 | Accepted: 2015/12/5 | Published: 2015/12/5

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