Training for teaching professional nurses in the view of teachers

Marcos Antonio Ferreira Júnior, Josefa Aparecida Gonçalves Grígoli


A vast number of technical and professional nursing courses were introduced in Brazil in the last decade, motivated mainly by the PROFAE - Qualification Project for Nursing Area Workers, from the Brazilian Health Ministry. Therefore, a new work field was opened for recent graduated nursing bachelors, who became professors in these technical and professional courses. This study, aligned with Practical Pedagogic research and its relation with educational formation, focused on the Standard School in Campo Grande/ MS nursing teachers' performance, analyzing their pedagogic academic and practice background. This study has a qualitative and descriptive-explanatory approach, and focuses on a sixteen teachers group, graduated in different institutions, including bachelors and licensed nurses. The data was collected through a questionnaire organized in three stages, focusing on the formation, professional practice, and the teacher's perception regarding its teaching experience. By analyzing the content obtained, the information extracted suggested that almost all teachers had a very general formation, and that they did not consider enough the initial formation as a preparation for a satisfactory performance in teaching, mainly because of a lack of classes about teachers development. The professional and educational experience, along with the permanent education possibility were considered decisive elements to the teaching learning development. In addition, it was evident that teachers, specially the ones in the beginning of their careers, were usually influenced by a professor who had a significant impact along their formation. Although teaching is seen as a salary complement, part of the survey participants considered it as a source of professional satisfaction, more effective than the nursing practice, due to its autonomy. It is also noticeable the difficulty this group has in building a professional identity, due to the lack of an adequate professional teaching preparation. Few teachers express a more elaborate comprehension of the "competencies education", however it is possible to identify some change indicators, due to their interest in learning the constructivist method, the globalized education and the professional competencies development. These are continuous change factors, probably stimulated by the paradigm changes in the nursing education and in the advances this movement has promoted in the legislation area. Descriptors: nursing professor; education in nursing; technical education in nursing.



Docente de enfermagem; Educação em Enfermagem; Educação técnica em Enfermagem.

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