Comparative Analysis of Nurses’ Knowledge in the 2018 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) in Ogun State
OWOEYE, Isaiah Dada; SODIMU, Jeminat Omotade; ANYANWU, Bibiana Chinonye Olowolafe, Emmanuel Omoniyi

The update of professional knowledge is important in clinical practice. The aim of the study is to compare nurses’ knowledge in the 2018 MCPDP. A descriptive prospective of pre and post one shot designed was used for the study in Ogun state, Nigeria. The population for the study were 841 participants (nurses). The instrument was pre and post tests records. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Kendall’s Tau correlation coefficient was used to state the strength of the relationship in the participants’ knowledge. Ethical approval was obtained from the Ogun State Ministry of Health Committee on MCPDP. The result revealed a significant difference between the entry knowledge and exit knowledge of the participants (P (0.00) <0.05; r=0.463). More than half of the respondents (53.5%) had good grade at the Pretest, while majority had Excellent grade at the post test. Mental health/Psychiatric nursing module had the highest knowledge based with 61.5% at the Pre-test and 90.7% at the Post test. However, Medical-surgical nursing recorded 100% lowest knowledge based in both Pre and Post tests. The study suggest exploration of other teaching methods and motivation for learners in Medical surgical nursing modules.

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