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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
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.