the psychopedagogic formation of new professors for the nursing studies was considered very important to the integral preparation of students so that they could acquire the required knowledge. this paper was aimed at devising the preparation and the formation of new professors for the nursing career in "hermanos ameijeiras" hospital. the universe of study was 25 heads of wards, that is, 100 %. they were provided with an intensive methodological course for their psychopedagogic preparation; pedagogic textbooks, manuals, doctoral theses of pedagogic and didactic orientation, consultation to experts to enrich the paper, surveys, courses and others. the participating human resources were heads of wards, professors, tutors and experts, whereas the material resources covered computers, sheets of papers, pens and others. the research method was explanatory and descriptive, based on the study materials related to the specialty. from the ethical viewpoint, the informed consent by the scientific commission of the institution was applied. this paper showed the knowledge acquired by the professors on the importance of professional guidance, in addition to their criteria about the use of this tool in guiding the students.