Literature search

Selection for inclusion based on title

PubMed, Lilasc and Medline

Search criteria

・ Articles published 2008 till December 2015.

・ English language.

・ MeSH terms and DeCS: professional skills, competence nursing, education and nursing.

Competece nursing major area of interest + keyword

・ Education

・ Student

・ University

・ Students of nursing

・ Professional skills

Selection for inclusion based on abstract and eligibility phase


・ Explanatory articles for the relationship between professional skills and nursing.

・ Available online for free and full texts.

・ Focused on the study object.


・ Describing only concept of professional skills.

・ Opinion articles, letter to editor, dissertations and theses.