Strengths and weaknesses of Problem Based Learning from the professional perspective of registered nurses1 1 Paper extracted from doctoral dissertation "Teaching and learning nursing with and curriculum with problem-based learning", presented to Facultad de Pedagogía, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

María Cónsul-Giribet José Luis Medina-Moya About the authors


to identify competency strengths and weaknesses as perceived by nursing professionals who graduated with a integrated curriculum and competency-based through Problem Based Learning in small groups.


an intrinsic case study method was used, which analyzes this innovation through former students (from the first class) with three years of professional experience. The data were collected through a questionnaire and discussion groups.


the results show that their competency level is valued in a very satisfactory manner. This level paradoxically contrasts with the lack of theoretical knowledge they perceived at the end of their education, when they started working in clinical practice.


the teaching strategy was key to motivate an in-depth study and arouse the desire to know. In addition, Problem Based Learning favors and reinforces the decision to learn, which is that necessary in the course of professional life.

Nursing; Problem-Based Learning; Curriculum; Competency-Based Education

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