Table 1: Characteristics of auxiliary nurses interviewed.

ParticipantAgeM/FWork siteLevel of careExperience (yrs)Previous workContractTraining

136MHP1.5TemporaryDE
229MPEC 10TemporaryNSN
325FPEC 1.5TemporaryDE
437MHC13PermanentNSN
534MPEC 4CHWTemporaryDE
628MHC1.5CHWTemporaryDE
721FHC2HospitalTemporaryNSN
841FHC14.5PermanentNSN
925FHC4PECTemporaryNSN
1024FHC3PECTemporaryNSN
1126FHC1.5PECTemporaryDE
1229FHC1.5PECTemporaryDE
1324MHC1.5TemporaryDE
1434MHC1.5CHWTemporaryDE

Average29.54.4

HP: health post; PEC: coverage extension program; HC: health center; CHW: community health worker; NSN: National School of Nursing; DE: distance education.