The purpose of this assignment is for the nursing education student to have a forum to showcase personal achievements and to demonstrate current qualifications in preparation for certification as a nurse educator or in seeking a position as a nurse educator.
There is no one right way to submit a portfolio. Organizations that utilize this format for clinical advancement and/or peer review may have a standard format that is to be followed for submission. Organizations may also require a portfolio as part of a job application. These may or may not have specific formatting guidelines. For the purposes of this assignment, the portfolio must contain the following pieces:
1. Introduction that includes a professional goal(s) statement2. Current license and credentials3. Reference list comprising of at least three references4. Two letters of reference5. Integration of the Boyer’s model for scholarship and the National League for Nursing (NLN) eight competencies for nurse educators, outlining your accomplishments in each of the eight areas6.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.