Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
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versão On-line ISSN 1980-220X
OLIVEIRA, Maria Amélia de Campos; VERISSIMO, Maria De Lá Ó Ramallo; PUSCHEL, Vilanice de Araújo e RIESCO, Maria Luiza Gonzalez. Challenges in nursing education in Brazil: baccalaureate curricular proposal of the School of Nursing of Sao Paulo University. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2007, vol.41, n.spe, pp.820-825. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342007000500014.
The School of Nursing of the University of Sao Paulo is involved in a process to change the Baccalaureate curriculum, and its implementation is planned to happen in 2009. This is a presentation of the main guidelines of the new curriculum. It is structured in three cycles: Basic (1.500h), Intermediate (1.500) and Final (1.000h), with 4.000h in total, in eight semesters. The aim of the change is to increase de integration among its courses and departments, to promote the autonomy of the student and to adopt as guidelines the principles of the Unified Health Care System in Brazil. The profile aimed is of a general practitioner in nursing, with technical, scientific, ethical and political competencies to provide nursing care to individuals, families and social groups.
Palavras-chave : Nursing; Teaching; Curriculum.