Nursing Graduate Program


The stricto sensu graduate, Paulista Nursing School, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, began in 1978. The current Nursing Graduate Program was redesigned in 2008, and offers training in the levels of master's degree, doctoral and post-doctoral. The program has the scope to prepare masters, PhDs and postdocs able to expand, consolidate and disseminate the science of nursing, promoting transformative practices and disseminating education and research, contributing individually and collectively in social political and ethical issues, improving the quality of population health and care.

OUR MISSION: Our objective is to be a center of excellence in the education of researchers, leaders and qualified professionals to advance the science of Nursing and Health, with emphasis on multidimensional approach to people and groups in their different expressions.

OUR VALUES: The Graduate Nursing Program has as basic concept that the human being has privileges and rights that must be respected, and that the right to the life and health are essential to the self-realization. The program realize that the nursing focuses on the health care in the individual and collective perspective, by mean of a knowledge that integrates the bases: scientific, personal / interpretive, critical, ethical, aesthetic and sociopolitical. These bases support and guide the knowledge production that contributes to the innovative and transformative professional practice.

OUR AIMS: To graduate masters, doctors and post-doctors able to: integrate the foundations of knowledge in research, teaching and extension in Nursing and Health Sciences; using different philosophical and theoretical perspectives and methodologies to building, expanding, consolidating and disseminating the Nursing and Health Sciences, contributing individually and collectively to improve the care and health of the population; and sharing ideas and integrating projects beyond institutional boundaries.

History of the Program

The Graduate Nursing Program, Paulista Nursing School, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, began in 1978 and for three decades contributes to the education of masters, doctors and post-doctors, adding value to the production of knowledge in the field of Nursing and Health Sciences in the national and international scenario. This program initiated with the Master in Pediatric Nursing in 1978, followed by the Obstetrical Nursing in 1980 and Nursing in Adult Health in 1989. Doctoral Course in Maternal and Child health Nursing initiated in 1986. The major change occurred in 1996 when the three Masters courses were unified with area of concentration, and the doctorate in Maternal and Child health Nursing was changed to Doctorate in Nursing with only one program, which analyzed by researchers showed positive results. Another change occurred in 2002, merging the existing areas of concentration into one, referred as Fundamentals of Nursing and Practices in Health Disease Process. In 2005, other professionals begin to be included in the program, and unifies the master degree and doctorate in science. Later in 2008, the current configuration is established.

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Graduate Nurse Program contact details:


Mavilde da Luz Gonçalves Pedreira


Profa. Dra. Maria Angélica Sorgini Peterlini


Rita de Cássia Franzé -

Emanoel Nogueira Dantas -


+55(11) 5576-4430