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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1982-0194
VERA, Ivania; AVERSI-FERREIRA, Tales Alexandre and LUCCHESE, Roselma. The experience of a faculty mentor to indigenous nursing student. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.2, pp.289-293. ISSN 1982-0194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002011000200021.
The Permanent Program for Monitoring of Indian Students (PPAEIND) aims to serve indigenous students in the State of Mato Grosso (MT) who join the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) in undergraduate courses, through special and differential selection process. The program provides a Faculty Mentor as a link between the university's indigenous and non-indigenous students. This is an experience report of a Faculty Mentor in the nursing course at the Campus Rondonópolis, where two vacancies were filled by indigenous students in 2007. The experience to work as Faculty Mentor brought a challenge of cultural diversity in relation to the knowledge of care. Therapeutic communication was an effective tool in the process.
Keywords : Indigenous population; Higher education; Nursing education.