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Successful Professional Portfolios for Nursing Students

Successful Professional Portfolios for Nursing Students

Second Edition

May 2015 | 136 pages | Learning Matters

Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is:

·         Affordable

·         Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

·         Full of active learning features

·         Focused on applying theory to practice

‘A fantastic little book for helping nursing students and qualified nurses to understand what a successful portfolio should look like.’
Dr Gabrielle ThorpeSchool of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia


This book is a simple, quick and easy to use guide to building a professional portfolio for nursing students. Students are required by the NMC to keep an ongoing record of achievement, to demonstrate their competence at each stage of their programme. The portfolio is an essential part of the assessment of practice to demonstrate nursing competence. This book gives a step-by-step and practical explanation of how to compile a professional portfolio to succeed in these assessments. It can be used throughout nursing programmes and into your nursing career as a tool to help with interviews, appraisals and the NMC revalidation process.

Key features

- Excerpts from other students' portfolios show what makes a good portfolio

- Step-by step activities guide you through building your own portfolio

- Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for pre-registration nursing education

About the Author

Suzanne Reed is an experienced General Manager with many years working at strategic and operational levels in the NHS and Independent Sector. She is currently a freelance writer and a voluntary carer in the community.

What is a Portfolio?
Personal Development Planning
Collecting Evidence for your Portfolio
Using your Portfolio to Demonstrate Achievement
Using your Portfolio Throughout your Programme
Your Portfolio and Assessment
Your Career and your Portfolio

Another great title within the 'Transforming nursing practice' series.

Useful and practical advice for both qualified nurses looking to enhance and update their portfolio, as well as final year student nurses making the transition to accountable practitioner.
An essential read for revalidation.

Mr Justin Dobson
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University
September 16, 2015

A comprehensive , user friendly text -most suitable for nursing students . The content is clear , informative and relevant to present practice. Each section is related to the NMC standards and incorporates developmental activities. I am sure this will be valuable resource for both student and

Miss Delyth Meirion Owen
Faculty of Health (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
September 4, 2015

This book is provides an easy step by step guide to students on how to compile a professional portfolio, providing good examples of good practice and links to NMC Domains.

Mr Sean Thomas Baker
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Chester University
July 30, 2015

This is an excellent read for both student and qualified nurses. It is easy to read, provides clear and concise information on how to compile a portfolio, what to include and its importance in demonstrating competence. It will provide essential reading for those seeking to provide evidence for revalidation

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
July 27, 2015

This has always been a great book to help nursing students understand professional portfolio compilation - the new edition continues to be helpful and relevant.

Dr Gabrielle Thorpe
School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
July 6, 2015

This book is a great guide to portfolio development.
A clear 'how to' embed the process during undergraduate study and beyond into revalidation

Mrs Meriel Chudleigh
Health and Human science, University of Plymouth
June 25, 2015

Adopted by Sheffield Hallam University.
This is timely publication as we move towards Revalidation.
The text provides a practical approach to creating and developing a high quality professional portfolio. Direct links to the NMC Standards guide and support the reader through a range of activities and reflections.

Celia Yeardley
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
June 25, 2015

This is an invaluable guide that guides the reader step by step in producing a high quality portfolio. With the NMC Revalidation about to commence this will be a useful guide to both students and qualified staff.

Mrs Linda Robson
Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University
June 21, 2015

easy read with numerous examples offered, relates to code of conduct and the national drives, well written

Ms carol-anne westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
October 22, 2015

A considered, thoughtful and useful text which has particular relevance given the current developments within nursing and health & social care overall.

Miss Laura Guest
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
September 2, 2015

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