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    • Dean
      Prof. Dr. Pedro Fredemir Palha
    • Vice-Dean
      Profa. Dra. Elucir Gir
    • Secretary
      Shirley Figueiredo
    • Telephone
      16 3315-4321
    • E-mail
The University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (EERP- USP) started its activities on August 10th 1953, with Prof. Glete de Alcântara serving as its first dean.

At undergraduate level, the College offers the Nursing Bachelor Program and the Nursing Bachelor and Teaching Diploma Program, accredited by the State Council of Education. Since the inclusion of Nursing into the Brazilian Student Guide, the College has always been granted the maximum score – 5 stars.

For graduate education purposes, EERP offers four graduate programs: Fundamental Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing,  Public Health Nursing and  Professional Master´s Program in Nursing Technology and Innovation. In cooperation with the USP School of Nursing, located in the State Capital, the College also offers the Inter-Unit Doctoral Program in Nursing.

The Post-Doctoral Program is one option for researchers who intend to consolidate and update their knowledge or redirect their research line, developing a scientific research Project in one of the research groups at EERP.

EERP issues the Latin American Journal of Nursing (RLAE). The full collection is available through open on-line access at Also, EERP publishes SMAD – Electronic Journal Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs, with open on-line access at

As a result of its outstanding activities in education, research and community services, in 1988, the World Health Organization designated EERP a WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development. In 2002, the first chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing in Brazil was established at EERP.

Besides its privileged infrastructure, EERP is proud to present its highly trained human capital, particularly its teaching staff, distributed among the Departments of General and Specialized Nursing (ERG/DEGE), Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences (ERP/DEPCH) and Maternal-Infant and Public health Nursing (ERM/DEMISP).

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