An Integrated, Computerised Professional Practice Portfolio for Nursing Students

TitleAn Integrated, Computerised Professional Practice Portfolio for Nursing Students
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The main objective of this project is the development of a computerized, interactive professional practice portfolio program (PPP-N) for undergraduate nursing students. The PPP-N program will guide students to reflect on and document their progress toward achieving standards of professional practice, as defined by the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (RNABC) through achievement of course and program objectives. The PPP-N will integrate three essential components including personal and professional development, specialized knowledge and skills and the interaction required to learn to put knowledge into practice. The PPP-N will guide students in thinking and writing about their practice, as well as completing case studies and clinical simulations with programmed links to resources. Future development of the integration could enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in clinical simulations with virtual patients or through digital recording of interaction with surrogate patients. The PPP-N will encourage critical thinking, reflective appraisal and self-directed learning, will support documentation and tracking of learning goals and experiences in a collaborative fashion between students and faculty, and will promote peer and mentor appraisal as a critical element of professional socialization. This project builds on the current use of portfolios, and existing experience and expertise in instructional design within the SoN.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2001/2002
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorCathryn Jackson
Year 1: Funded Amount25,000
Year 1: Team Members

Cathryn Jackson, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Elaine Carty, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science