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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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MANENTI, Simone Alexandra et al. The construction process of managerial profile competencies for nurse coordinators in the hospital field. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.3, pp.727-733. ISSN 0080-6234.

The objective of this study was to construct a profile of managerial competencies, based on the consensus of nurse coordinators in the field. This study was developed in a philanthropic hospital in São Paulo, following the research-action model, and included 13 nurse coordinators as participants. The data collection was performed using the focal group technique. Data analysis was performed using the theoretical frameworks related to the working process and managerial competencies. The results identified the greater emphasis assigned to the competencies related to the mentor, coordinator and director roles. It was, therefore, possible to construct a professional development plan that is based on competencies in the technical, ethical-political, and communicative domains, as well as the development of citizenship. The analysis of the managerial working process and the study of the competencies within the managerial environment were shown to be important, because they highlighted the professionals' need to improve, thus fulfilling personal, professional, and organizational demands.

Keywords : Nursing; Management; Professional competence; Nursing, supervisory; Education, nursing, continuing.

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