objectives: to identify the health promotion compentencies of nursing interventions for patient with hypertension. methods: the methodology of an integrative literature review was followed, using the eight competencies for the practice of health promotion that were defined at the galway consensus conference. sixteen articles were analyzed. results: the domains of competence for health promotion practice that were most evident were: catalyzing change, assessment of needs, and partnerships. only one article mentioned the use of nursing taxonomies for planning care in patients with hypertension. conclusion: the results of this study will support nursing competencies for practicing health promotion in patients with hypertension.