Synthetic revision of portuguese theses and dissertations about nursing education
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Objectives: To synthesize the main conclusions of dissertations and theses in the field of education and nursing sciences held in Portugal. Materials and methods: Review of the literature, based on research done in December 2016 in the Scientific Repository of Open Access in Portugal (RCAAP) and on the websites of some institutions previously identified for not integrating the RCAAP. The research was carried out with the following strategies: 1 - "Education OR education for health OR training OR practice OR theory OR education in nursing"; 2 - "Teaching OR learning OR training OR pedagogy OR mentoring OR development of knowledge" 3 - "Nursing OR nurse OR caring"; 4 - "Education OR training OR education for health OR practice OR education in nursing AND nursing OR nurse OR care". Results: A total of 53 dissertations and 19 theses were identified, with the highest frequency between 2011 and 2016, using qualitative research. The initial training in nursing is the most studied area. Conclusions: it is evident the contribution of the studies carried out in this scope to the practice of nursing, initial and continuous training of nurses.