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SCOCHI, Carmen Gracinda Silvan et al. The Strict Sense Nursing postgraduation in Brazil: advances and perspectives. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2013, vol.66, n.spe, pp.80-89. ISSN 0034-7167.

Nursing is a specific field of knowledge and social practice that has been consolidated and strengthened as science. In Brazil, it has been developed due to the increase and qualification of strict sense post-graduate programs. This study aims to present a historical review of the strict sense post-graduate nursing courses in Brazil and to reflect on their evolution, progress, challenges and future perspectives. It explores the creation of strict sense post-graduate courses, highlighting the movement to build a culture of academic and professional post-graduation in nursing. The historical path of their consolidation, expansion, conquest of excellence and international visibility over four decades, and the challenges and future perspectives are showed. It is found that the post-graduate programs in the field has contributed to the advancement and consolidation of scientific, technological knowledge and innovation in nursing and health care, having as philosophy the respect for diversity and the free exchange of ideas, the improvement of quality of life and health, and the effectiveness of citizenship.

Keywords : Nursing Post-Graduate Education; Nursing Research; Nursing.

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