Presentation on theme: "Developing a Nursing Portfolio"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing a Nursing Portfolio Evidence of your commitment to lifelong learning, personal growth and professional excellence.Oermann, M., (2002) Developing a Professional Portfolio in Nursing. Orthopaedic Nursing , pp73-78
2 A nursing portfolio is a career planning journal that guides setting career goals and making career decisions
3 Why? Document nursing competencies Illustrate expertise Monitor professional developmentPlan nursing career goalsReflect on development of knowledge and skills over time.Market self in quest for employmentCompliments resume and curriculum vitae
4 Types of Portfolios Best work Growth and Development Career ladder promotionsJob applicationsAnnual performance reviewAccreditationInitial and continuing certificationGrowth and DevelopmentMonitor progress toward personal and professional goalsSelf evaluationWorking document from which a best work portfolio can be developed.
5 Professional Development Learning Needs ASSESSMENT/DIAGNOSISEvaluate personal knowledge and skillsIdentify personal and professional goalsDevelop a PLAN to meet learning needsInservice/Continuing EducationCompletion of selected clinical experiencesLearning ActivitiesIndependent practice of skillsReading articles/Research to fill gaps in knowledge
6 Professional Development CONT. IMPLEMENT the planSchedule/complete activities and record datesMake a list of materials to be collected for the portfolio that provide evidence of the completion of these activities.EVALUATION & revisionAssess progressDetermine areas for continued professional developmentFocus on how each employment position fits into career plansMaintain portfolio for career transitions
7 Other uses for portfolio Annual Performance AppraisalAccreditation SurveyApplying to Nursing Education ProgramsContinuing Competence DocumentationRelicensure/Certification (Required in England)Skills assessment inventories/Individual abilitiesTesting at specified intervalsComputer simulated testingRole expectations, proof of competency
8 TIPS Documents are selected according to the purpose of the portfolio… Differ based on type of portfolio, clinical specialty, unit, responsibilities, required competencies.All documents should be labeled and datedSave more materials than are needed for the current portfolio – the purpose of the portfolio may change over timeCreate a filing system for documents not included in the current portfolioMaintain and update portfolio periodically to monitor growth and development and to document progress in meeting career goals.
9 Documentation to include ResumePlan for professional developmentAcademic TranscriptsHealth Records/ImmunizationsJob DescriptionCompetency ChecklistsCurriculum VitaeFormal EducationLicense # & StateCertifications with titles and organizationsAwardsPerformance evaluations/appraisalsReference lettersCommendationsCommunity ServiceNursing OrganizationsList of Committees with summary of responsibilitiesContinuing & Inservice Education with documentationCEU’s with contact hours receivedOutcomes of learningMaterials produced for patients and staffQuality improvement projectsPresentations: unit, clinical, communityWriting samples – especially published articles