Continuing Professional Development Motives and Activities of Nurses in the Netherlands

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150559
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Continuing Professional Development Motives and Activities of Nurses in the Netherlands
Abstract:
Continuing Professional Development Motives and Activities of Nurses in the Netherlands
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Brekelmans, Gerard, RN, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:University Hospital Erasmus MC
Title:Head of unit Training and Development
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: 
 The aim of this study is to provide an insight into nurses? motives for participation in CPD activities as well as their views on the most relevant CPD activities and those actually undertaken
Methods:  
 An exploratory quantitative study using a survey questionnaire was undertaken among a large sample of Dutch nurses (N=1440). Data were cross-sectional in nature.
Results: 
Nurses mentioned four motives for participating in CPD activities. The most frequently emerging motives were personal and professional development (95 per cent), meeting legal requirements (78 per cent), and raising the status of the profession (73 per cent).
With the exception of doing research (50 per cent), all other CPD activities were deemed important by a large majority of respondents. Especially staying up to date was thought to be an extremely important CPD activity (96 per cent).
In terms of CPD activities actually conducted, a more differentiated picture emerged. Staying up to date was engaged in by 70 per cent of the respondents, whereas only 7 per cent participated in doing research themselves. Approximately half of the sample took part in policy-making activities, while approximately one third of them had enrolled in training
Conclusion:  
Nurses? motives for participating in CPD activities in the present study are largely in line with earlier research both in the Netherlands and internationally (Gould, Drey, & Pearcy, 1999; Quinn, 1998; Speets & Francke, 2004; van Grinsven & Westerik, 2009). On the whole, the percentage of nurses deeming a specific type of CPD activities important is far higher than the contingent actually participating in that particular type. It may be the case that the gap between deeming CPD activities important and actually undertaking them gets wider as the particular type of CPD activity becomes further removed from the everyday working and learning experiences of nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleContinuing Professional Development Motives and Activities of Nurses in the Netherlandsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150559-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Continuing Professional Development Motives and Activities of Nurses in the Netherlands</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brekelmans, Gerard, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University Hospital Erasmus MC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Head of unit Training and Development</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">g.brekelmans@erasmusmc.nl</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp; <br/>&nbsp;The aim of this study is to provide an insight into nurses? motives for participation in CPD activities as well as their views on the most relevant CPD activities and those actually undertaken <br/>Methods: &nbsp; <br/>&nbsp;An exploratory quantitative study using a survey questionnaire was undertaken among a large sample of Dutch nurses (N=1440). Data were cross-sectional in nature. <br/>Results:&nbsp; <br/>Nurses mentioned four motives for participating in CPD activities. The most frequently emerging motives were personal and professional development (95 per cent), meeting legal requirements (78 per cent), and raising the status of the profession (73 per cent). <br/>With the exception of doing research (50 per cent), all other CPD activities were deemed important by a large majority of respondents.&nbsp;Especially staying up to date was thought to be an extremely important CPD activity (96 per cent). <br/>In terms of CPD activities actually conducted, a more differentiated picture emerged. Staying up to date was engaged in by 70 per cent of the respondents, whereas only 7 per cent participated in doing research themselves. Approximately half of the sample took part in policy-making activities, while approximately one third of them had enrolled in training <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/>Nurses? motives for participating in CPD activities in the present study are largely in line with earlier research both in the Netherlands and internationally (Gould, Drey, &amp; Pearcy, 1999; Quinn, 1998; Speets &amp; Francke, 2004; van Grinsven &amp; Westerik, 2009). On the whole, the percentage of nurses deeming a specific type of CPD activities important is far higher than the contingent actually participating in that particular type. It may be the case that the gap between deeming CPD activities important and actually undertaking them gets wider as the particular type of CPD activity becomes further removed from the everyday working and learning experiences of nurses. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:36:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:36:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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