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Using portfolios to evaluate achievement of population-based public health nursing competencies in baccalaureate nursing students.
Nurs Educ Perspect. 2005 Mar-Apr; 26(2):104-12.NE

Abstract

Public health nurses from 13 local public health agencies and nurse educators from five schools of nursing developed population-based public health nursing competencies for new graduates and novice public health nurses. Educators in one nursing program used a portfolio assignment to measure achievement of the competencies by traditional and RN to BSN students in a community health nursing course. Data were collected from surveys and focus groups to determine students' responses to the portfolio and their use of population-based public health nursing concepts. The assignment enhanced students' critical thinking skills; however, concerns about the structure and evaluation of the portfolio decreased student satisfaction. Recommendations are made for improving the portfolio format, increasing students' valuing of the portfolio, managing the tension between assessment and learning, and orienting clinical agency staff and nursing instructors.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. m-schaffer@bethel.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15921127

Citation

Schaffer, Marjorie A., et al. "Using Portfolios to Evaluate Achievement of Population-based Public Health Nursing Competencies in Baccalaureate Nursing Students." Nursing Education Perspectives, vol. 26, no. 2, 2005, pp. 104-12.
Schaffer MA, Nelson P, Litt E. Using portfolios to evaluate achievement of population-based public health nursing competencies in baccalaureate nursing students. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2005;26(2):104-12.
Schaffer, M. A., Nelson, P., & Litt, E. (2005). Using portfolios to evaluate achievement of population-based public health nursing competencies in baccalaureate nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 26(2), 104-12.
Schaffer MA, Nelson P, Litt E. Using Portfolios to Evaluate Achievement of Population-based Public Health Nursing Competencies in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2005 Mar-Apr;26(2):104-12. PubMed PMID: 15921127.
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