1 Training Needs of the Clinical Instructors of the College of Nursing of the University of Cebu-Banilad Judy Ann Ong Ferrater-Gimena [email protected]University of Cebu, Philippines Marjorie Rubi Sta. Teresa [email protected]University of Cebu, Philippines Mercy Milagros Bacarro Apuhin [email protected]University of Cebu, Philippines ABSTRACT The multitude of challenges in the 21stcentury brought about by the changing demands in the industry, prodded the educational institutions to provide functional and quality education. This paper assessed the training needs of the clinical instructors of the College of Nursing of the University of Cebu-Banilad to come up with a comprehensive faculty development plan. Using purposive sampling method, there were twenty-four (24) clinical instructors who were the respondents of this study. To analyze the data on the respondents profile simple percentage was used while weighted mean was used to analyze the data on the training needs of the clinical instructors. The finding showed that the clinical instructors needed training on safe and quality nursing care, teaching techniques and strategies, knowledge on the legal responsibilities, communication skills and research methods. The true respond to the real needs of being an instrument of learning, clinical instructors should be both proficient the professional aspects of a healthcare provider as well as teaching. Thus trainings on the effective methods of safe and quality nursing care and teaching techniques and research are of significance so that effective teaching learning in the nursing education arena will be attained. Thus, universities should conduct a training needs assessment on it teaching staff and develop a comprehensive faculty development plan. So the clinical instructors would be competent in conveying and transmitting knowledge. A faculty development plan would be devised to address that training gap of the teaching force. Keywords: Educational Management, training needs, descriptive study, Cebu City, Philippines
2 INTRODUCTION The 21stcentury epitomizes the reality of dynamism. In fact, today’s milieu is in state of fluidity. It is not static. Rather, changes and fluctuations are constantly happening in the surroundings. These actualities are characterized by the occurrence of phenomenal situations, continuous challenges and triggering forces that provoke corresponding reactions. The certainty of change is universal and this foregone conclusion is largely experienced by all nations and people-whether developed or undeveloped, large or small, powerful or weak. As a result, the current landscape of competition is highly threatening and daunting. With an environment that is characterized by drive, energy and pursuit and transformation, volatility is ruthless reality. Impermanence and unpredictability are certainties. Nothing is stable; neither is regularity a logical expectation (Young, 2015).