Showcasing Your Accomplishments With a Portfolio is a learner-paced online course, meant to guide nurses in the development and maintenance of an organized portfolio for their own personal and professional needs. Ample real-life exemplars are viewable directly within the course. To support your portfolio development, various printable resources can be found throughout the entire course.
Learners may choose their own learning path, tailored to their role in academia and/or the clinical environment. This course is designed to help nurses who are just getting started on their portfolio, or those desiring to build and improve upon what has already been developed.
- Identify the purpose of a portfolio
- Describe a systematic method for documenting, organizing, and assembling a portfolio for:
- Tenure and promotion in the academic setting or
- Advancement/promotion in the clinical setting and documentation of career accomplishments
- Identify critical components of a portfolio
- Explain how the faculty scholar model informs the creation of an academic portfolio
About the Authors
Carol Howe, PhD, RN, CDE, FAAN is an Assistant Professor in Nursing at Texas Christian University, is a diabetes educator, working with children and adults with diabetes. Her research focuses on health literacy patient, healthcare provider, and organizational perspective for improved patient outcomes. Howe has received the Leadership Award from the American Diabetes Association, the Excellence in Education Award from the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in October 2019. Carol has been a tenure-track faculty member for the past 6 years. Her experience with developing her own portfolio provided insight for this course.
Danielle Walker, PhD, RN, CNE is a faculty member at Texas Christian University. Her research focus is in pedagogy and instrument development. She currently teaches coursework in public health nursing and comparative health systems. Walker earned her PhD in Nursing Education. Not only has she submitted numerous portfolios and tenure review packets for her own career, she’s also taken course content specific to the academic role.