A professional Portfolio is a collection of documents that provides evidence of your education, skill sets, accomplishments, goals, competencies, professional background, your dedication to life-long learning, and anything else that validates your commitment to your profession. A professional Portfolio is a tool to help you prepare and plan your career as well as assist you in role acquisition. Once you complete your Portfolio, much of what you need for the next phase of your career will already be collected! Additionally, this Portfolio assignment will promote a process of self-reflection and self-awareness which are necessary components to acquiring a new professional identity. Once completed, you will be able to identify your strengths and accomplishments which will help you develop confidence as you transition from the role of a registered nurse to that of an advanced practice nurse.
Below is a list of documents/artifacts that you will need to include in your portfolio. For this unit you need to complete items 1–4. Please scan these and save as a word document. At the end of Unit 8 your ePortfolio should be one word document. The following format should be used:
Plan for Lifelong learning: Describe a plan for how you will meet continuing professional development, practice hours, and continuing education as required by your State Board of Nursing and your credentialing organization. Specifically, do you plan on using online CEUs, publishing, attending national seminars and conferences?