Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios
Evidence of Continuing Competence
- Kate Andre, RN, RM, PhD, MN, BN, FRCNA, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Post Graduate Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia
- Marie Heartfield, RN, BN (Ed), MNS, PhD, FRCNA, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia
With the global trend towards e-Portfolios, many higher education institutions encourage the use of e-Portfolios as a tool to enhance learning and demonstrate career development.
Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios: evidence of continuing competence 2e has been thoroughly revised with a focus on e-Portfolios to provide tools to structure, reflect, plan, develop and communicate professional achievements for nurses and midwives. A new chapter on Reflection highlights the value of including reflection within portfolios as a critical element towards addressing learning needs for individuals.
Primary market: Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery students
Secondary markets: Practicing Registered Nurses and Midwives.
Also applicable to other health science students undertaking courses leading to regulated health professions.
- Published: June 2011
- Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
- ISBN: 978-0-7295-4078-0
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Professional practice and portfolios
- The meaning and purpose of portfolios;
- Portfolios and their relationship to self and professional regulation;
- The relationship between international (International Council of Nurses), national (ANMC and NCNZ) and broader generic competencies (e.g., University Graduate Qualities) and professional decision making frameworks
Chapter 2 Portfolio styles and models
- The potential of portfolios in addressing the professional requirement for regulation of practice.
- The need for and benefits of portfolios and suitable portfolio formats to address professional needs.
Chapter 3 e Portfolios
- What is an ePortfolio
- e-Portfolio structuring
Chapter 4 Evidence - What do I have and what do I need?
- Understanding types, sources and quality of evidence to support claims of competence to practice.
- Identifying existing evidence and generating or gathering new evidence of competence to practice
Chapter 5 Reflection
- using a reflective cycle to review and evaluate evidence and inform future directions
Chapter 6 Compiling Your Portfolio
- Structure and models to illustrate competency for practice
- Self-directed activities in identifying claims of competence to practice and selecting and structuring evidence.
Chapter 7 Portfolio evaluation and assessment
- Recognising and justifying quality evidence.
- Self directed activities in evaluating portfolios as evidence
Chapter 8 Portfolios and career planning
- Using portfolios to advance or extend practice and develop career plans.
- Using portfolios to educate and manage others