The study at hand had as an objective the identification and analysis of the production of knowledge in the field of Management of Nursing Services, in the Master and Doctorate Courses of the Graduate Program at the Nursing School of the University of São Paulo. It is an exploratory, descriptive, retrospective and documentary study. The population was constituted of 128 scientific productions, namely, 102 (79.7%) master dissertations and 26 (20.3%) doctorate theses produced between 1977 and March 2004. These works were analyzed according to theme groups in the proposed categories. Results allowed us to visualize the distribution of that production in terms of theme, decade, method and lines of thought adopted in such works. Results also allowed us to make considerations as to the trajectories, needs and perspectives of research in Nursing Management within the Program.
Education, nursing, graduate; Nursing administration research