SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.46 issue4Nursing process: what does it mean to nurses from santa cruz (Bolivia)?The identification of the pillars of education in the class comprehensiveness in healthcare author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

Print version ISSN 0080-6234

Abstract

DEMANDES, Ingrid et al. The evaluation of nursing graduates' scientific reasoning and oral and written communication. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.4, pp. 980-984. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000400028.

This descriptive, cross-sectional study was performed in Santiago de Chile, with the objective to evaluate the scientific reasoning and the oral and written communication of nursing graduates. The sample consisted of 37 nursing graduates who participated in the three stages of the study: I) creation and validation of the instrument; II) training the faculty participating in the study to apply the instrument uniformly; and III) application of the instrument and data analysis. The data show different percentages regarding this competency, with the predominance of scientific reasoning (83.16%), followed by oral and written communication (78.37%). In conclusion, this study demonstrates the value for nursing schools to implement a formal evaluation that allows for determining the profile of nursing graduates, guaranteeing the quality of their training and education.

Keywords : Education; nursing; Students; nursing; Communication.

        · abstract in Spanish | Portuguese     · text in English | Spanish     · pdf in English | Spanish