What are the benefits of creating a Professional Portfolio? How can you use a Portfolio to demonstrate your strengths and accomplishments?
According to Jeanne Floyd, PhD, RN, CAE, ANCC Executive Director, “nurses need to track more professional development information today than ever before” (HealthStream, 2013). Creating and maintaining a digital Professional Portfolio allows nursing professionals to provide employers and others with documentation quickly and easily.
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In this course, you draw from your previous coursework in this Master of Science in Nursing program to develop your Professional Portfolio.
Before you begin assembling and developing your Portfolio, view the following documents, located in this week’s Learning Resources:
- Student Guide to Creating a Final Professional Portfolio: This document outlines the elements that need to be included in your Portfolio, and provides instructions for clear and professional formatting.
- Walden University Graduate Nursing Professional Portfolio: Foundation Requirements: This document outlines all the assignments from previous courses that must be included in your Portfolio.
- Professional Portfolio Template: This document provides the structure for assembling your Portfolio. It includes the Program Outcomes Evidence Chart, which allows you to summarize your accomplishments and demonstrate how you met each program outcome. As you use this chart, consider how the learning activities in your courses supported you in meeting the Walden University and School of Nursing goals related to service, scholarship, and social change.