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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

Suited to L3 second years , level 5 HND and those on apprenticeships looking at adult nursing . This book prepares these learners for their future and is written in a clear , concise way .

Mrs Margaret Rose Bull
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
January 18, 2016

This is an easy to read book with lots of practical examples for students to explore

Mrs Kirsty Henry
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
September 23, 2015

Quality of the information contained. I did find some of it slight dated and needed revision

Mr Chris Palmer
School of Health Sciences, Nottingham University
March 3, 2016

Very practical text, useful in helping students to understand and get the most out of their professional portfolio

Mrs Beryl Ann Cooledge
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
April 19, 2016

It has concepts and practical uses of portfolios in Nursing Education

Professor Carla Damásio
Nursing, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
November 5, 2015

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