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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961


VIALART VIDAL, María Niurka  y  MEDINA GONZALEZ, Inarvis. The Challenges of Nursing Professors in Teaching and Learning Virtual Environments. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.1, e3106.  Epub 01-Mar-2020. ISSN 0864-0319.


The educational trends of the twenty-first century are marked by scientific and technological integration that allows the academic management of all the stakeholders, assisted by the technologies of information and knowledge, as well as the development strategies and academic perspective generated mainly by technological platforms, and the methods based on an educational setting with new conditions for self-learning, manifested in electronic learning.


To present the challenges of nursing professors regarding the use of virtual learning environments in their performance, when considering the current trends of educational technologies in higher education.


Cross-sectional and descriptive study. A descriptive bibliographic review was carried out from 2015 to 2018, together with interviews. Systematization and documentary study were applied as scientific methods. Triangulation of the sources was performed to obtain results.


The educational approach of nursing teachers, together with the introduction and development of the pedagogical process with the use of virtuality, led to a relevant challenge associated with the use of these virtual environments as aspects positive for academic training in blended learning courses. However, there are still difficulties that lead to new challenges, which make them be overcome more and more.


There is the availability in the network and the intelligent potential necessary for nursing teachers to overcome increasingly and assume a permanent education, and assume these challenges as transformative processes to face and achieve.

Palabras clave : self-learning; information technologies; educational technology; distance education; higher education; continuing education in nursing..

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