Introduction: Continuing nursing education and the practice of newly acquired skills in clinical practice consist of increasingly important tools for improving patients’ care in today's health environment.
Purpose: The purpose of this review study is to delve into the evaluation of continuing nursing education and its outcomes along with the educator’s role and obligations.
Materials and Methods: A review of Greek and international literature was carried out, focusing on views regarding continuing nursing education and lifelong learning. The material of the study consisted of articles on the topic, found in Greek and international databases such as: Google Scholar, Mednet, Pubmed, Medline and the Hellenic Academic Libraries Association (HEAL-Link).
Results: Evaluation of continuing nursing education is an integral part of improving the quality of educational activities. This assessment designates whether nurses meet the desired learning outcomes and provides feedback on ways to improve educational experiences that ultimately improve patient care.
Conclusions: The final results of continuing nursing education activities should be aimed at improving nursing professional practice, and therefore, the care provided to patients by nurses.
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