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International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

Ed. by Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne / Babenko-Mould, Yolanda / Goldenberg, Dolly / Cragg, Betty / Maltby, Hendrika J. / McWilliam, Carol

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Creating a Culture of Evidence in Nursing Education Using Student Portfolios

Jeanette Rossetti
  • 1Northern Illinois University,
/ Nancy Oldenburg
  • 2Northern Illinois University,
/ Julie Fisher Robertson
  • 3Northern Illinois University,
/ Sharon M. Coyer
  • 4Northern Illinois University,
/ Mary E. Koren
  • 5Northern Illinios University School of Nursing,
/ Bradley Peters
  • 6Northern Illinois University,
/ Connie Uhlken
  • 7Northern Illinois University,
/ Kathleen Musker
  • 8Northern Illinois University,
Published Online: 2012-06-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1548-923X.2415

There has been a growing interest in the use of portfolios to assess nursing student progress in areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. The data obtained from student portfolios can be used to improve undergraduate nursing curricula; however in order for change to occur, closing the assessment feedback loop is essential. The portfolio program of one Midwestern school of nursing has successfully used portfolio evidence to effect undergraduate curricular change. This portfolio program, under the direction of the school’s Portfolio Subcommittee, involves active participation by students, faculty and administration. Examples of curricular improvements based on portfolio findings included increasing rigor in course assignments, improving student self reflection, promoting students’ ability to write in the discipline, and maintaining writing assignments in larger classes.

Keywords: nursing; portfolio; assessment; evidence

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Published Online: 2012-06-09


Citation Information: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, ISSN (Online) 1548-923X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1548-923X.2415. Export Citation

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