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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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LEONELLO, Valéria Marli  and  OLIVEIRA, Maria Amélia de Campos. Competencies for educational activities in nursing. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.2, pp.177-183. ISSN 1518-8345.

The focus of this study is the interface between nursing education and nursing care in its educative dimension. OBJECTIVE: To develop a profile of competencies for nursing care education from the perspective of the subjects involved. METHOD: Historical and dialectical materialism was used as the theoretical and methodological framework. Competence was addressed as the conceptual category, as defined by Perrenoud, based on healthcare concepts and on instrumental knowledge as advocated by Mendes-Gonçalves. RESULTS: the analysis of empirical material resulted in the creation of 10 core competencies for nursing education activities. CONCLUSION: The need to give a new meaning to education action from the perspective of Popular Education implies the development of pedagogical opportunities during their undergraduate studies in order to enable students to use their knowledge and skills to develop a dialogical attitude of recognition of the subjects of nursing care.

Keywords : education, nursing; competency-based education; professional competency; nursing care; health education.

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