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Professional Portfolios - E-Book , 2nd Edition

Evidence of Competency for nurses and midwives

By Kate Andre, RN, RM, PhD, MN, BN, FRCNA and Marie Heartfield, RN, BN (Ed), MNS, PhD, FRCNA

Copyright 2011
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The implementation of National registration requires Australian and New Zealand Nurses and Midwives to perform annual Continuing Professional Development. They must also document evidence of skills acquisition, activities, reflection, identification and prioritisation of their learning needs in a portfolio.

With the global trend towards e-Portfolios, many higher education institutions encourage the use of e-Portfolios as a tool to enhance learning and demonstrate career development.

Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios: evidence of continuing competence 2e has been thoroughly revised with a focus on e-Portfolios to provide tools to structure, reflect, plan, develop and communicate professional achievements for nurses and midwives. A new chapter on Reflection highlights the value of including reflection within portfolios as a critical element towards addressing learning needs for individuals.

Key Features

  • Australian and New Zealand regulatory frameworks: By providing direct application to the local regulatory context, including applied examples, this book gives the reader the opportunity to understand the perspective of their local regulator – thus assisting them in producing a product that addresses the needs of the regulator.
  • A range of portfolio approaches: Through understanding a range of portfolio approaches, the reader can gauge which approach best meets their needs.
  • Examination of the nature and role of evidence: This assists the reader to understand the need for a range of evidence and how the different types of evidence contribute specific aspects necessary to substantiate the broader argument of competence. Through the use of quality evidence, the reader can compile a more compact but effective portfolio.
  • Performance and career planning: The direct link made in this book between portfolios, performance and career planning means that the value of this book extends beyond being a tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Rather this text is designed to assist a range of clinicians and managers, in assisting them either plan their own careers, or influence others in developing careers inline with the future needs of their organisation.

New to this Edition

• New information about e-Portfolios

• A new chapter on Reflection

• Updated regulatory requirements for National registration

• Aligned to NMBA CPD standards

• Greater emphasis on evidence based practice

• Increased use of examples and case studies


Primary market:   Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery students
Secondary markets: Practicing Registered Nurses and Midwives.
Also applicable to other health science students undertaking courses leading to regulated health professions.

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Author Information

By Kate Andre, RN, RM, PhD, MN, BN, FRCNA, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Post Graduate Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia and Marie Heartfield, RN, BN (Ed), MNS, PhD, FRCNA, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia

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