The influence of the education and health policies in the curricula of the mid-level technical professional education in nursing

Suze Rosa Sant'Anna Lílian Dias Ennes Luiza Helena da Silva Soares Sandra Regina de Oliveira Leonardo da Silva Sant'Anna About the authors

The purpose of this article is to describe the main changes that have taken place in mid-level technical professional education in the past ten years. The article emphasizes the curricular reorganization process that has been undertaken in the mid-level technical professional education for nursing in order to deal with the principles, guidelines, and concepts set forth by the policies that have been instituted in the education and health fields, the goal of which is to qualify health workers who have the required professional competency to review and redirect the reality of health in Brazil.

mid-level technical professional education; nursing; curriculum

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