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GUERRA MARTIN, María Dolores; LIMA-SERRANO, Marta  and  LIMA-RODRIGUEZ, Joaquín Salvador. Opinions of nursing professors and students regarding the content of the mentoring program. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.43, pp.188-199. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objectives: To compare opinions of nursing professors and students of the University of Seville (Spain) on the themes addressed in the mentoring program, and to identify subject preferences of the students. Method: Previously validated questionnaires were given to 181 professors and 1015 students. A descriptive and bivariate analysis was conducted, supported by SPSS 18.0 (p<0.05), and for the issue of subject preferences of the students, a qualitative analysis was conducted supported by ATLAS.ti 6. Results: 56.7% female professors, mean age 46.8 years. 77.3% female students, mean age 21.4 years. Of them, 93.4% of the professors and 63.2% of the students affirmed addressing academic issues and 62.4% and 36%, respectively, addressed any subject (p<0.05), differences were observed in favour of the professors with training in mentoring (p<0.05). Those with a higher academic degree and who teach full time addressed more academic and university issues while those with a lower academic degree and teaching part time addressed the health care subjects (p<0.05). There were 868 comments on subject preferences of the students, highlighting the academic subjects (62.4%) and the professionalization subjects (18.2%). Conclusion: The sociodemographic characteristics and the professors' prior training in mentoring influence the subject matter addressed in the mentoring program. It is important to make the opinions of these collectives known and to promote the training of the professors on this topic.

Keywords : Nursing Education; Nursing teachers; mentorships; Nursing Students.

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