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This paper reports on a study concerning the opinions of sisters and nurse teachers regarding the relevance of learning objectives for a specific teaching and learning course for hospital and community sisters. The respondents were 29 sisters who had attended the course, 32 sisters who had not attended the course but who were potential future ‘consumers’ and 25 nurse teachers. The results showed that a majority of the respondents rated 29 of the objectives as essential and these were suggested as the nucleus of the core curriculum for future courses. Responses to nine of the objectives showed statistically significant differences between the groups.