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Nursing Science Quarterly

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Nurses with formal professional nursing education and a commitment to lifelong learning represent the human capital in which healthcare organizations need to invest. Both formal education and active lifelong learn-ing are necessary components for developing employees as human capital. Nurses ’ commitment to lifelong learn-ing should be understood in the context of needs of the organization and individual goals, both bring economic benefits. Nurses ’ education and skills represent resources for the strategic change of organizations. Becoming an effective professional involves auton-omy and an expert level of knowledge. In modern societ-ies, professionally effective work activity is increasingly linked to knowledge and the synthesis of diverse sources of information. Nurses are knowledge workers whose effective work activity was linked with indicators o

Year: 2016
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