Chapter 15

In-Service Education

1. INTRODUCTION

In-service education is a type of education that is provided to the employees while they are on the job so as to improve their working capacity and efficiency. The concept of in-service education is in budding form in India, whereas in western countries it has grown fully and has become an essential requirement of professional growth of a nurse.

2. NATURE AND SCOPE OF IN-SERVICE EDUCATION

Health care industry is complex and ever changing; therefore, nurses need to be professionally competent in order to survive in this era of increasing law suits against health care professionals as well as increasing health care cost. Research has exploded the knowledge horizon of the nursing sciences, and a graduate ...

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