Investigation of the audit teaching and learning process in the nursing course: Cross-sectional study

International Journal of Development Research

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Investigation of the audit teaching and learning process in the nursing course: Cross-sectional study

Geany Oliveira de Lima, Alexsandra Figueiredo de Souza, Ismar Gurgel Coqueiro, Francisca Priscila Duarte de Figueiredo, Roberta Oliveira da Costa, Osvaldo Pereira da Costa Sobrinho, Gilberto Santos Cerqueira João Erivan Barreto Façanha, Jonas Nogueira Ferreira Maciel Gusmão, Ariel Gustavo Scafuri, Deiziane Viana da Silva Costa, Ana Paula Fragoso de Freitas, Inêz Cristina Palitot Remígio Leite, Gildênio Estevam Freire, Ana Angélica Queiroz Assunção Santos and Iolanda Gonçalves de Alencar Figueiredo


Audit is a careful and systematic examination of the activities carried out in a given institution or sector, the purpose of which is to ascertain whether they are in accordance with the arrangements planned and / or established in advance, whether they have been effectively implemented and are (in accordance with) objectives. The objective of this study was to investigate audit teaching at a higher education institution (HEI) in the southern center of Ceará. A descriptive exploratory study was carried out, with a quantitative approach, with 40 students from the nursing course, whose data were collected through a semi-structured questionnaire. It was verified that the average age of the interviewees was of 25.9 ± 6.77 years with age varying between 18 and 42 years. It was observed that only 21.27% of the students had a health audit class during graduation. It was verified that there is a statistically significant difference between the knowledge of audit and the erroneous perception of the knowledge of audit, being that the nursing academics have a false perception of the knowledge of audit, that is, the knowledge is mistaken or superfluous. Among the main difficulties observed in health audit teaching was the scarcity of bibliographies, low workload, followed by lack of practical experience of the teachers. We verified that the teaching of audit in the nursing course should be rethought, as well as a curricular reform with the objective of improving the teaching and learning process of the audit.

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