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Competency Profile of Nurses Coordinating Undergraduate Courses in Nursing São Paulo, Brazil

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Abstract

Aim: To identify the Competency Profile of nurses coordinating undergraduate courses in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and determine the Pearson correlation between the existing competencies on the instrument applied to these professionals.

Methods: Methodological and exploratory research of quantitative character performed in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The sample was composed of 44 nurses coordinating undergraduate courses in nursing who answered the competency profiles.

Results: Most of the answers to the questionnaire were classified as important and very important according to the application of the Likert scale. The application of the questionnaire indicated that in educational and administrative domains, self-evaluation had a higher number of scores considered satisfactory. In the individual domain, the scores were regular when compared to the others. Positive correlation exists between educational and administrative competencies. It is moderate between the individual and administrative and weak but positive between the individual and educational domains.

Conclusion/Recommendations: The answers brought a good meaning to the domains of the instrument and it was observed that the individual domain deserves further investigation and discussion among peers. The Competency Profile can be used as a management and quality tool in educational institutions.