Nursing technician training: Qualification profile

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The identification of the current vocational training profile of nursing aides and technicians becomes a central element in understanding the dynamics of their qualification in several states, aiming to expose both the existence of trends for under-and overqualification and the participation of the public sector in the offer and expansion of nursing courses in the country. The article explores three relevant aspects of vocational training based on the results found in the research “Nursing Profile in Brazil (FIOCRUZ/ COFEN)”: the level of schooling/qualification; the geographical distribution and the governmental participation in the consolidation of the current situation. This is an analytical study based on the interpretation of indicators identified by Pearson’s Asymmetry Coefficient. The study uses the database generated by the research, as well as data from MEC/Inep and IBGE. The achieved results establish relations between the characteristics of training, distribution of NA&T in all Brazilian states with the phenomenon of overqualification, besides revealing an apparent separation of the Federal Education Network from the actual demand for nursing technicians in the country.




Wermelinger, M. C. de M. W., Boanafina, A., Machado, M. H., Vieira, M., Ximenes Neto, F. R. G., & de Lacerda, W. F. (2020). Nursing technician training: Qualification profile. Ciencia e Saude Coletiva, 25(1), 67–78.

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