Objective(s): To determine the effectiveness of family health nursing based education program on nurses’ performance at primary health centers in AL-Muthanna Health Directorate. Methodology: A quasi-experimental design was carried throughout the present study with the application of test-retest approach of pre-test, post-test1and post-test2 for the study and control groups, from the period of March 25th 2015 through June 30th 2016. A purposive sample, of (52) Diploma nurses, is selected throughout the use of non-probability sampling approach. The sample of study includes nursing staffs who are working at primary health care centers in Al Muthanna Health Directorate in Al Muthanna Governorate. The sample is divided into (2) groups; study and control of (26) nurse each. Through an extensive review of relevant literature, family health nursing based education program and observational tool are constructed as a tool of data collection. Content validity of the program and the study observational tool is determined through the use of panel of (11) expert. Inter-observer reliability is computed for the determination of the equivalence of the study observational tool. Data are collected through the application of the study instrument and the structured observation technique as means of data collection. Data are analyzed through the application of descriptive statistical data analysis approach (i.e., frequency, percent and mean) and inferential statistical data analysis approach (i.e., Pearson correlation coefficient, t-test and analysis of variance). Results: Results of the study reveal that there is a high significant difference between the study group responses in pre-test and post-test I at p-value less than 0.01, while there is a non-significant difference between the post-test I and post-test II at p-value more than 0.05. Recommendations: The study recommends that the Ministry of Health should consider the Family Health Nursing Program as mean for the improvement of nurses' performance in the area of family health services.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN