International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Training for Competent Human Resources to Improve Health Systems: A Case of Nurse Training at Kmtc Garissa, Garissa County
Author: Abdi Aden Abdi; Co Authors: Ben O Osuga, Lilian Muiruri

The efficiency of health systems largely depends on the working conditions, knowledge, skills, and motivation of health workers. This study looks at the assessment of human resource competence in nurse training for the improvement of health systems. The objectives of this study were to assess the role of orientation programs in nurse training; to establish the role of clinical mentorship in nurse training; and to determine how the learning environment affects students’ competence in training. It adopted a cross-sectional descriptive study strategy. The sample population consisted of 105 student nurses. The study found that through a training orientation program, student nurses are able to gain comprehension and knowledge in the course of the practical application lessons. The training orientation program not only introduces student nurses to the actual clinical environment, but is also essential in enabling student nurses to be passionate about their future careers. An operational mentorship program would encourage the transfer of knowledge from experienced professionals to nursing students. The study also found that the clinical environment at the institution is not fruitful for learning. Recommendations were made to KMTC that included providing students with effective orientation programs in the practice area, facilitating a mentorship program for students’ effective learning, and creating an environment that will favor students’ learning process.

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