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Title: Expansion of higher education in Brazil: increase in the number of Undergraduate Nursing courses
Other Titles: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Authors: Fernandes, Josicelia Dumet
Teixeira, Giselle Alves da Silva
Silva, Mary Gomes
Florêncio, Raíssa Millena Silva
Silva, Rosana Maria de Oliveira
Rosa, Darci de Oliveira Santa
Keywords: Nursing;Nursing education;Schools;Nursing;Higher Education
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the increase in the number of undergraduate nursing courses during the last two decades due to the expansion of higher education in Brazil. METHOD: A records-based research concerning the legal frameworks that have driven this movement and a quantitative research that described the increase in the number of professional nursing courses. Data were analyzed using thematic content analysis (qualitative) and descriptive statistics (quantitative). RESULTS: the political-ideological argument present in the regulatory documents, which points out higher education as a possibility to change the current social scenario, has not been reflected in the professional nursing field. The expansion of nursing courses has been unfolding in a disorderly manner and is concentrated in the private sector, with geographical inequality in the distribution of these courses. CONCLUSION: There does not seem to be a concern with the local needs and with a connection among education, research and extension, which compromises the quality of the education provided to future nurses.
Description: p. 670-678
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/16664
ISSN: 0104-1169
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