Continuous Professional Development on Job Performance of Registered Nurses in Ghana
AbstractContinuous Professional Development offers nurses the opportunity to improve theirknowledge, skills and also improve their performance in the healthcare setting. The purpose ofthe study was to examine if there is a relationship between continuous ProfessionalDevelopment and Job Performance and also finds if there is a significant difference of jobperformance when sex, age, and clinical experience. Correlational research design was utilizedwhere 164 registered nurses were conveniently sampled from Ghana. The study utilized selfconstructed survey questionnaire was for continuous professional development and SixDimension Scale of Nursing Performance (SDNS) developed by Schwirian, (1978) wasadopted and modified to measure the job performances of nurses. The statistical treatmentsused were Pearson Correlation, T-Test, and ANOVA to address the research questions. Thestudy showed that there was a moderate positive significant relationship between continuingprofessional development and job. There was no significant difference in job performancewhen age, sex, and clinical experience were considered. Healthcare administrators shouldencourage and advocate for the participation of nurses in continuous learning to improve nursestheir knowledge and skills on nurses. Institution policies should be properly aligned to helpnurses in the participation of professional roles. Further research should explore other variablesin relations to continuous professional development to improve the job performance of nurses.
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