The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of undergraduate nursing faculty about the work processes of professional nurses, particularly, nursing care and competency - from ways of learning, knowing, and doing, which were developed during their undergraduate nursing education. Focus groups among fifteen undergraduate faculty members were conducted to collect data for this qualitative study. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Six categories have emerged: Technical skills are fundamental to provide nursing care; Complexities of technical skills and nursing care; Differences in the process of providing nursing care; Competency from ways of learning, knowing, and doing are essential for providing nursing care; Learning to be a nurse is understood by different perspectives; The need of undergraduate faculty to discuss about nursing technical care.
Work; Nursing care; Education; nursing