Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) defines Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a life-long process of maintaining and enhancing the competencies of the nurse. CPD is considered necessary for nurses to maintain their professional competence by keeping up to date with a rapidly changing health care environment due to continual improvements in evidence-based professional knowledge and practice, new technology and healthcare interventions. Guideline on CPD for nurses in Cambodia is defined as “a process of lifelong learning aimed at meeting patient’s needs and improving health outcomes by systemic improvement and broadening of knowledge, understanding and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional duties, including the acquisition of new roles and responsibilities”.

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