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Soto Troncoso, Paula

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Academic background:
Nurse-Midwife from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2005). Specialist in Nursing in High Risk (2011) and Magister in Medical Education (2018) both from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Current Academic Category:
Assistant Teacher

Research activities and publications (last 5 years):

  • Her line of research is neonatology and university teaching.
  • She has been awarded 3 research projects with internal funds, one as principal investigator and two as co-investigator.
  • She is co-author of two online publications in the field of nursing care of the premature newborn. In addition, she is a contributor to the Breastfeeding Handbook.
  • Theoretical contents for health professionals of the Ministry of Health.

Undergraduate, graduate and continuing education teaching activities (last 5 years):

  • She teaches undergraduate and coordinates courses in the area of nursing care of the newborn and the theoretical bases of nursing: “Nursing Care of the Newborn”, “Nursing Care of Women and Newborns”, “Prevention and Management of Accidents”, “Nursing, Profession and Discipline” and “Hospital Nursing Internship”.
  • She is a member of the Office of Nursing Education.
  • During the period, she has been awarded 3 innovation projects in teaching.
  • In postgraduate teaching, she has been a professor reviewer of a thesis of the Master in Medical Education of the UC.
  • In continuing education, she is part of the team of in-depth courses for nursing in neonatology and coordinator of the B-learning Diploma “Update in Premature Care”.

Extension and outreach activities (last 5 years):

  • She has 15 presentations in scientific events, 6 of them in international events.
  • She is a member of the Chilean Association of Nursing Education and the Chilean Society of Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety.

Management activities:

  • She is a member of the Undergraduate Commission of the School of Nursing and Coordinator of the Simulation Laboratories of the School.
  • In addition, she is a member of the Talent-Inclusion Commission that selects the students who enter the School of Nursing through this route.