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Educación Médica Superior

Print version ISSN 0864-2141On-line version ISSN 1561-2902


MORENO MARTIN, Gustavo; MARTINEZ GARCIA, Diana Nancy; MORENO MARTIN, Mónica  and  FERNANDEZ NIETO, Miriam Ivonne. Nursing major graduates and their professional profiles. Educ Med Super [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.1, e1463.  Epub Mar 01, 2019. ISSN 0864-2141.


Through follow-up studies of graduates, the incompatibilities and inadequacies of available competences can be obtained in association with the competences necessary to concretize the corporate strategy.


To evaluate the professional profile and the training needs of the Nursing major graduates from Technical University of Ambato.


An observational, descriptive and retrospective study was carried out as part of the follow-up of the Nursing major graduates. The population was represented by the 698 graduates from January 2002 to December 2017. No sample was selected.


There was a non-significant trend towards an increase in the number of graduates (r=0.024; 95% confidence interval, 32.81 to 54.94). The majority of the graduates worked in the area of public health (44.4%) and as public employees (73.7%). They mentioned that the main subjects in their training were Medical-Surgical Nursing (35.4%) and Gynecological-Obstetric Nursing (24.6%), while demanding more frequent postgraduate training in the emergency and family healthcare areas.


Despite the discreet increase in the number of graduates, the Nursing major of Technical University of Ambato has responded to its social assignment as to the training of human talent, a personal that has significantly worked in the public sector.

Keywords : nursing; health jobs; postgraduate Nursing education.

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