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Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
VASQUEZ AQUEVEQUE, Ana María; APABLAZA CORREA, Rosa; OSORIO OLIVARES, Lidia y ZUNIGA AGUIRRE, Josefina. RED CONSTRUCTION OF A COMPETENCY BASED CURRICULUM. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.3, pp.35-42. ISSN 0717-9553. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95532011000300004.
The diversity and the increase of tertiary education institutions, as well as increasing career offer, allows access to higher education to segments of the population hitherto excluded, resulting in a new student profile that is inserted into tertiary education. Furthermore, health reform, demographic, epidemiological, social, cultural, economic changes, and sustained progress of nursing as a profession and discipline, requires a rethinking in the formation and propose a profile of graduates according to the reality and the contained projections. Aware of this situation a competency-based curriculum, student-centered, which enables student mobility was designed. To make the design previously indicated, a collaboration agreement among the four institutions in the network, was established. Experts that guided the curriculum, according to trends in the discipline of nursing, and education, were hired. Different countries were visited to gather experience, documents were analyzed, as well as workshops with the participation of various branches, which considered the skills required at workplace and match the graduate profile as well. As products, a contextual framework was developed, with a broad glance, where the main concepts that illuminate the curriculum proposal relate themselves; a profile and graduate competencies were defined and the curriculum assigning credits to subjects according to the transferable credit system proposed by the vice chancellors of the universities attached to the Council of Rectors of Chile, was prepared.
Palabras clave : Curriculum; competency-based education; education; nursing.