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New Grad Nursing Portfolio

CUSNA
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MJ G

on 23 March 2015

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Transcript of New Grad Nursing Portfolio

To bind or not to bind?
New Grad
Nursing Portfolio

Simple
Index
"Introduction" to the portfolio
Serves as a guide
Provides direction to the flow
Keeps documents organized
Can be general - number system
or labeled for specific category
Letters of Recommendations/References
Typed with no signature (emailed) acceptable
or handwritten from patients/customers
General or specific
if specific, should be consistent with Cover letter and Resume
Educational (instructors & clinical scholars)
Professional
Unit managers
Preceptors
Employers
Broadcast/Cover letter
Introduces you - not targeting the employer
Informs the reader of your intentions
Can be general or specific by including
Career goals
5- 20 year plan
Nursing objectives & interests
Nursing philosophy & values
Professional achievements
Keep a consistent theme with the Resume
Resume
Use bond paper - better presentation
Keep extra in the pockets of the portfolio
Be consistent with the theme of your portfolio
i.e. same type font with the Cover letter
Use language that is appropriate to recruiters
i.e. spell out uncommon abbreviations
Can be longer that 1 page, but not double sided
Highlight your achievements
Nursing Portfolio
Creative
Nursing Portfolio
Professionalism
Dedication
Passion
NP
Pre-set
You can choose to do a professional binding with multiple copies
or use a binder
Cover - find a balance between professional and unique
CUSNA

Presents
Shall we start?
Credentials
Copies of your:
Degree/Diploma
Transcript(s)
License(s)
CNA
RN
Certification(s)
BLS
ACLS
Continuing Education
IHI, HIPPA, OSHA
Performance Appraisals
CPE's
Preferably senior practum (SIP)
Others depend on your specializations
i.e. Peds for Pediatric positions

Employment evaluations
Preferably healthcare related
i.e. ACP/CNA positions
Professional/Academic Achievements
Letters of Recognition
Scholarships
Awards
Published articles
Involvement in any nursing research
Honor Society
i.e. Sigma Theta Tau
Participation in poster session
Conference/event contribution
a.k.a. Table of Contents
Volunteer/Activities
*** Use language that is appropriate to a recruiter - not another nurse ***
Also, include your current or any relevant (healthcare) job descriptions
Any volunteer work!
- Project HANDDS
- 9 Health Fairs
- Project CURE
- CAPE simulations
- College of Nursing involvement
- Student Nurses Association & Student Council leadership activities
- Any church/group activities
Memberships
National Student Nurses Association
Colorado Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International
American Nurses Association (
free to students
)
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Emergency Nurses Association
for more membership possibilities: nurse.org/orgs.shtml
Putting it all together
Index
Broadcast/Cover letter
Resume
Credentials
LORs
Appraisals
...
Why do you need a portfolio?
Portfolio ...
is a representative sample of your work
is a collection of documents about who you are professionally
shows what you have to offer
prepares you for the interview
shows that you are committed and goal oriented
used in professional and academic arena
helps keep track of you career path
makes you more competitive
Miscellaneous
- You can include:
Immunization Records
Business Cards
Detailed job history including
with employer contact info
For any questions or comments:
ganimj@gmail.com
You + online
Online presence
-Twitter
-Facebook
Online Portfolio
-LinkedIn
-Prezi

Caution on how much
information you share

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