ABSTRACTObjective: To perceive the meaning of competent communication to nurses who are communication-expert nursing professors. Methods: This is a qualitative exploratory study using the following guiding question: "What is competent communication?" Data analysis was performed by means of Content Analysis. Results: Competent communication is an interpersonal process that must achieve the communicators' objectives. It presupposes basic communication knowledge, and that the individuals involved are aware of ve…
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