Depiction of Health. 2017;8(3): 153-160.
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Health Care System Management

Original Article

Assessing the Accordance of Nurses’ In-Service Training with Their Educational Needs in Hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

Ali Janati, Naeleh Foruresh, Mohammad Reza Narimani, Massumeh Gholizadeh, Neda Kabiri*
*Corresponding Author: Email: ne.kabiry@gmail.com


Background and Objectives: Training courses are held in order to fulfill the trainee’s educational needs. So, the first step in educational planning is recognizing the needs that increase participation of trainees in planning and quality improvement of the courses. This study was conducted to assess the accordance of nurses’ in-service training with their educational needs in hospitals of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences.

Material and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. A sample size of 324 nurses was chosen in a systematic random way from the nurses who had entered the study and wished to participate in the study. A questionnaire with three questions was used for data collecting. We used descriptive statistics for analyzing data.

Results: There were 324 nurses in 10 hospitals who participated in the current study. The highest and lowest numbers of nurses (25.9% and 2.2%) were from Imam Reza, Alavi, and Taleghani hospitals, respectively. The findings showed that 49.59% of the courses were related to nurses’ needs. Sina and Taleghani hospitals had the highest and lowest accordance rate, respectively (68% and 40%).

Conclusion: Regarding the importance of need-based training courses on quality improvement, with the gap between nurses’ needs and the courses, it could be suggested that before holding such courses, needs assessment of trainees should be done in order to have better efficiency and quality. Planning for evaluating educational needs of nurses also has important effect on improving the results.

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Submitted: 16 Mar 2017
Accepted: 14 May 2017
ePublished: 21 Dec 2017
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