ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN THE SUPERVISED INTERNSHIP IN NURSING IN COLLECTIVE HEALTH

Abstract In this thoughtful theoretical essay, we developed a discussion regarding the assessment of learning in the process of training for care in Nursing in Collective Health throughout the supervised internship. We had conversations with the authors of Collective Health and of the assessment of learning by competencies, mainly those involved in medicine, who were pioneers in this debate, using the hierarchical-conceptual model of assessment by competencies proposed by George Miller. We sought to make a contribution by presenting the possibilities of methods, tools and procedures for the assessment of learning in summative or formative contexts, and the perspectives and tendencies of the assessment of the teaching-learning process in the field of Nursing. We verified that the assessment by competencies needs to be more discussed in order to be in line with the ongoing syllabus changes and the demands for the training of professional profiles that is in accordance with the needs and principles of the Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde, SUS, in the Portuguese acronym).