Clinical supervision and preceptorship/tutorship: contributions to the Supervised Curricular Internship in Nursing Education

Rev Bras Enferm. 2019 Oct 21;72(6):1730-1735. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2018-0785. eCollection 2019.
[Article in English, Portuguese]


Objective: To reflect on the contributions of the clinical supervision and preceptorship/tutorship as means to approach and engage nurses of healthcare services in activities related to the Supervised Curricular Internship, discussing conceptual, theoretical, and practical approaches for higher education in nursing.

Method: This is a reflection based on the discursive formulation concerning clinical supervision and preceptorship/tutorship.

Results: Clinical supervision has been widely used by international healthcare institutions to qualify the work processes of nurses, supporting their self-development. Currently, is has been supporting the work of nurses who are preceptors/tutors and monitors students on clinical internships.

Final considerations: The clinical supervision of nursing students features a robust and effective strategy for the development of interns and for the completion of the teaching-service integration.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Brazil
  • Curriculum / trends*
  • Education, Nursing / methods
  • Education, Nursing / standards
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency / methods*
  • Internship and Residency / standards
  • Preceptorship / methods*
  • Preceptorship / trends
  • Surveys and Questionnaires