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MEIRA, Maria Dyrce Dias  and  KURCGANT, Paulina. Political-ethical skill development in nursing undergraduates. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2013, vol.47, n.5, pp.1203-1210. ISSN 0080-6234.

This research aimed to identify political-ethical skills developed in a training process compatible with the expected profile set by the National Curriculum Guidelines for the Undergraduate Nursing Degree. A case study was conducted with units represented by 32 former students from a particular religious teaching institution who already were in the job market. The content of the interviews was analyzed using the thematic analysis technique, which resulted in the following categories: "Political-ethical skills in the formative process" and "Political-ethical skills as a product of the educational process." From the former students’ perspective, these categories reinforced the social role of the nurse and the need for students to be reflective, understanding and participative in the transformation of society.

Keywords : Education, nursing; Professional competence; Learning; Curriculum; Ethics, nursing.

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