PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

1.  Create a professional mission statement (suggested length of 1 paragraph) that includes the following:

●   a representation of your career goals, your aspirations, and how you want to move forward with your career

●   an overview of where you would like to focus your time and energies within the profession

a.  Reflect on how your professional mission statement will help guide you throughout your nursing career.

2.  Complete a professional summary (suggested length of 3–4 pages) that includes the following:

a.  Explain how the specific artifacts or completed work or both in your portfolio represent you as a learner and a healthcare professional. PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

b.  Discuss how the specific artifacts in your portfolio represent your professional strengths.

c.  Discuss challenges you encountered during the progression of your program.

i.  Explain how you overcame these challenges.

d.  Explain how your coursework helped you meet each of the nine nursing program outcomes.

Note: Refer to the attachment “Nursing Conceptual Model.”

e.  Analyze how you fulfilled the following roles during your program:

•   scientist

•   detective

•   manager of the healing environment PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

f.  Discuss how you have grown professionally since the beginning of your program.
B.  Complete the following within the section “Quality and Safety”:

1.  Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of quality and safety developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a.  Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition.

b.  Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition.

i.  Explain how these artifacts support your definition from part B1. PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.
2.  Discuss the importance of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) certificate for your future role as a professional nurse.
C.  Complete the following within the section “Evidence-Based Practice”:

1.  Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of evidence-based practice developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a.  Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition. PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

b.  Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition.

i.  Explain how these artifacts support your definition from part C1.
Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.
2.  Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your understanding of evidence-based practice and applied nursing research by doing the following:

a.  Discuss how you are able to evaluate current primary research and apply the concepts to your nursing practice, considering the following:

•   relevancy and believability of data PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

•   differences between quality improvement and research (places and uses of each)

•   differences between primary and secondary research and resources and the implications of each in clinical practice

b.  Explain how your experience in the program helped you achieve excellence in evidence-based practice.
D.  Complete the following within the section “Applied Leadership”:

1.  Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of applied leadership you developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a.  Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition.

b.  Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition. PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

i.  Explain how these artifacts support the definition from part D1.
Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.
2.  Summarize (suggested length of 1 paragraph to 1 page) your Learning Leadership Experience task by doing the following:

a.  Discuss the importance of professional collaboration for effective nursing leadership.
E.  Complete the following within the section “Community and Population Health”:

1.  Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of community and population health you developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a.  Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition. PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

b.  Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition.

i.  Explain how these artifacts support the definition from part E1.
Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.

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2.  Summarize (suggested length of 1 page) your Community and Population Health task (STIs) by doing the following:

a.  Discuss what you learned during your Community Health Nursing task (STIs).

b.  Discuss what you learned led to your community diagnosis ( Nursing Diagnosis Statement: Sexually transmitted infections are common among adolescent individuals living in Florida).

c.  Discuss how your initial focus and diagnosis evolved after working with your population.

University Mission Congruent to Department of Nursing Mission PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

Western Governors University Mission

Western Governors Department of Nursing Mission

Improve quality; expand access to postsecondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn, independent of time or place, and to earn competency-­‐based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employer.

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and the practice of nursing, primarily through a professionally supported, competency-­‐based and personalized student-­‐focused learning model that assists working adults achieve success in educational goals and a sustained professional commitment. The Department of Nursing is committed to the formation of confident, caring, and competent professional nurses prepared to meet emerging healthcare needs of diverse populations.

University Goals Congruent with Department of Nursing Goals

Western Governors University Goals

Western Governors Department of Nursing Goals PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

• Provision of competency-­‐based programs • Adherence to a student-­‐centric model • Use of technology to improve quality and

efficiency • Use of external learning resources, combined

with mentoring and progress management; • Adherence to an executive governance structure • Oversight by external Councils

• Competency-­‐based bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that allow nurses to demonstrate their professional knowledge and skills

• Broad access to education for nurses where they live and work

• Professional preparation for new nursing practice roles and additional education PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

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