Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
MUNARI, Denize Bouttelet; COSTA, Hérica Kelly da; CARDOSO, Adriane Helena Alves and ALMEIDA, Carlos Cristiano Oliveira de Faria. Caracteristics of interpersonal competency for nurses: study accomplished with nursing undergraduate students. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2003, vol.56, n.5, pp. 484-487. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672003000500003.
This article has a quality and quantity-based approach, performed among nursing undergraduate students, whose objective was to identify features that constitute interpersonal competency, starting with a group laboratory, where data were collected at two points in time by means of a survey. The results have shown hard to perform characteristics obtained through practice, such as: resistance to stress, initiative, flexibility, and conflict resolution. The characteristics easily developed were: selfconfidence, ability to listen, and ability to compete. We have reached the conclusion that those characteristics can and must be further explored over undergraduate studies as a means to strengthen nurses' managerial performance.
Keywords : nursing; competency; nurse; group.