Objectives: to analyze how certified nurse-midwives identify preceptorship in a nursing-midwifery enhancing course conducted by the Universidade Federal Fluminense as a possibility of training to promote institutional support and intervention.
Methods: a descriptive, exploratory research with qualitative approach. Six certified nurse-midwife preceptors from the Nursing-Midwifery Enhancing Course participated in the study in 2019. Two public maternity hospitals in Rio de Janeiro were settings of the research. Individual interview and thematic content analysis were used to collect and analyze data.
Results: exchange of knowledge between preceptors and trainees encouraged learning and reflection stemming from delivery and birth, contributing to expansion of autonomy and professional leading role in training, health care, and management.
Final considerations: collective meetings that promote work analysis and value the performance of certified nurse-midwives have led to intervention processes and institutional support in maternity hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.