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GAMBOA-SUAREZ, Audin Aloiso; VARGAS-TOLOZA, Ruby  and  HERNANDEZ-SUAREZ, César Augusto. Formative research: Curriculum pretensions and social representations of educational actors in the Nursing program at the University of Francisco de Paula Santander in Cucuta, Colombia. Univ. Salud [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.1, pp.60-66. ISSN 0124-7107.


To analyze the main speeches on formative research found in educational policies and the social representations of educational actors in the academic program of Nursing at the University of Francisco de Paula Santander.

Materials and methods:

The methodological guidelines start from the analysis of the qualitative vertical discourse to understand the statements of the institutional documents and the focus group to identify the social representations of the authors.


The study revealed that formative research is systematic throughout the academic program of Nursing, which is also tangentially evidenced in the curriculum pretensions, where the formation in the paradigms of research strengthens both the theory and practice.


The study shows a significant relationship between the statements of the educational policies of the program and the stories of the individuals under study.

Keywords : Curriculum; research in nursing education; schools of nursing.

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