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Designing an ePortfolio to Assess Undergraduate Nursing Student’s Progression in Clinical Competencies

Brookside Room, 1:30pm

Presenter(s):

Belchez, Luckenbach

Description:

Clinical experience provides opportunity for nursing students to build clinical reasoning, management and evaluation skills. Clinical immersion experience allow nursing students to integrate prior learning in the role of baccalaureate generalist nurse as provider of care. During this clinical immersion, students learn how to evaluate client changes and progress overtime and develop a beginning clinical competency and proficiency in delivering safe patient care (AACN, 2008). Assessment of nursing student’s clinical competencies requires standardized structure and processes that can be easily used by instructors and students in clinical setting. Using an ePortfolio to assess student’s clinical competency and track student progression can provide a platform for both student and instructor to monitor development in the program.