School of Nursing and Midwifery
401007 Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice Spring 2020
Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice
Foundational knowledge of primary health care, professional communication and nursing skills.
2.4 Assessment Details
Establishment of an electronic professional portfolio
Type of Collaboration:
Aim of assessment:
Professionals require a portfolio to demonstrate their experience, their ongoing professional development and their reflection on those experiences and activities. Portfolios have a variety of uses, including: applying for employment or promotion; supporting performance review requirements; career planning; and applying for credit or enrolment in postgraduate education. One important reason for nurses to commence a portfolio is to demonstrate compliance with the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of their registering body (NMBA). This assessment aims to enhance students’ understanding of the professional obligation of nurses to keep a portfolio. It provides students with an opportunity to commence a portfolio that they can revisit and develop, both during their nursing degree and throughout their professional career.
Students will develop an electronic portfolio (e-Portfolio) through an appropriate organisation or internet-based site, such as Google Sites. A minimum of four sections/web-pages is required at this stage, but students may add more if they desire. The four required sections/web-pages are:
Students will commence inserting information into each section/web-page (200 words for each for profile, curricu- lum vitae and continuing professional development sections and 400 words for the critical reflection), noting that information is about the individual student.
Students will submit the URL of their portfolio, ensuring that the marker has access to the site.
As this assessment is a professional portfolio, presentation and academic writing style are important. Sections 1 and 4 must be written narratively (no dot points or bullets). Sections 2 and 3 may incorporate dot points or bullets.
For Turnitin checking purposes, students are to cut and paste the text from their final portfolio into a word version document (.doc or .docx), together with the URL for their e-portfolio, for submission through Turnitin via the vUWS site. The e-portfolio itself will be marked, not the pasted text, so the formatting within the text document is not important.
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