Portfolio Guidelines

The PLU BSN Portfolio is a demonstration of a student’s attainment of the BSN program outcomes. The portfolio process also introduces students to the professional practice of portfolio creation and maintenance of current practice. The portfolio process also encourages reflective practice which evidence shows improves overall nursing practice.

In NURS 260 Professional Foundations I & NURS 309 Professional foundations and Principles of Leadership
Students will create the foundation of their portfolio in their PLU Google for Education Account – Google Websites. This foundation will include: an “About Me” page, the inclusion of any personal bodies of work from the Sophomore I and Sophomore 2 semesters for appropriate program outcomes, a reflection of their starting point within each program outcome, a reflection of their completed Liberal Arts courses (as defined as any college level course taken at PLU or any other transferred college course being used to obtain the BSN degree at PLU) for each program outcome, and finally a reflection for a plan of improvement in each program outcome.

Every Semester:
Students are responsible for maintaining and updating their portfolio each semester. Students are expected to update each program outcome with additional Nursing or Liberal Arts personal bodies of work from didactic and clinical courses to demonstrate their growth in the program and work towards progression in attainment of the program outcomes. Students are encouraged to share and discuss their portfolios with their advisor.

In the Original BSN Curriculum NURS 480 Professional Foundations II (through the end of the Spring 2022 semester) & the New BSN Curriculum NURS 483 Transition to Practice (to begin in the Spring 2022 semester):
Students will complete their portfolio and demonstrate attainment of each program outcome with a score of “proficient” in the grading rubric for each section of the portfolio. Students will have reflections with accompanying evidence for each outcome that demonstrates a personal journey through the program in attainment of the program outcomes as well as a plan for future growth in each of the program outcome areas. The portfolio will demonstrate growth through the program rather than only documenting the best examples the student created. Each program outcome will also demonstrate integration of their Liberal Arts education and how it helped them be successful in the nursing program. The “About Me” page will be updated to include an up-to-date resume, personal philosophy of nursing, and professional goals.