Revista Cubana de Enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961
The accreditation of pre and postgraduate nursing careers is the public certification granted to those that fulfilled with previously defined quality criteria. It is obtained as a result of a 3-stage voluntary process: self-evaluation, external evaluation and accreditation judgment. The purpose of this paper is to describe the elements included in the accreditation process of university nursing careers. A documental review on the health indicators in the nursing professionals training was made. Some elements related to nursing accreditation in different countries and to accreditation in the framework of a system of regulation and assurance of quality are exposed. It was concluded that the medical sciences universities are committed to work in the search of academic excellence, since having all the pre-and postgraduate syllabuses accredited, the quality of nursing care is higher.
Palabras llave : Accreditation; evaluation; self-evaluation; excellence.