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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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ALVARADO SOJO, Johnny. Characteristics of nurse practicing university education. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2016, n.31, pp.211-226. ISSN 1409-4568.


The following article is the result of an investigation that aimed to analyze the characteristics required by the nurse to exert university teaching.


A literature review, where several full articles were used, indexed in EBSCO databases and Directory of Open Access Journals data, recovering 65, of which only seven were directly related characteristics or qualities of teachers was conducted.


They were grouped into two categories: university teaching and innovation in teaching, presenting possible requirements needed to be a university teacher, but in very few cases mention was madespecific to nursing.


Most authors agree that the selection of university teachers and academic development process can not be limited to the discipline, must assume personal and educational, pedagogical fact does not exist if not within a discipline. In addition to being expert in the field teaching is to bedeveloper ofresearch, social action.

Keywords : education-in-nursing; skills-teaching; teaching-college.

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