Portfolio Implementation as a Means for Achievement of Standards

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Missi Stec Nicole Garritano

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The use of e-portfolios in health professions education is a newly emerging topic.  E-portfolios in other higher education disciplines has long been used to help students demonstrate and reflect on the attainment of objectives set forth by their program of study.  Portfolios in disciplines such as nursing, however, take on a much different purpose.  Nursing education requires that students demonstrates skill acquisition, knowledge retention and the ability to integrate critical thinking as it pertains to the nursing process.  Portfolios provide a platform by which students and faculty can track and verify competencies as well as the achievement of end of program objectives and nationally recognized standards.  This case study outlines the portfolio process, using Evernote, in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in the College of Nursing. 

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