Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
versão On-line ISSN 1983-1447
SANTOS, Sueli Maria dos Reis et al. Bachelor and teaching degree in nursing: experiences and expectations of nursing students. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.4, pp. 711-718. ISSN 1983-1447. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-14472011000400011.
This is a phenomenological study that aimed to understand the experience of the student enrolled in both the Bachelor and the teaching undergraduate degree in nursing at the same time. Interviews with eight nursing students from a public university of Minas Gerais, Brazil, were undertaken. Analyses were conducted based on the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz. Results showed that according to the pupils, there is no connection between the teaching courses and the Bachelor ones, but they also highlighted that the teaching degree helps educational activities in nursing. The students have interest in working with health education and to become nursing teachers. They also consider that the dual degree allows the expansion of knowledge and generates better expectations related to professional practice. However, it has gaps which need to be reviewed by those who work in nursing education, addressing the specific theoretical and practical needs of nursing students.
Palavras-chave : Education, nursing; Education, nursing, baccalaureate; Education, higher.