Prelicensure Portfolio Rubric

Google Sites:
The PLU BSN Portfolio utilizes Google Sites. Students who are having technical issues with Google Sites should contact Instructional Technologies within the PLU Library. Instructional Technology workshops will be held during NURS 260 (N309) and NURS 480 (N483) courses, however, they also will offer individual instruction as well as open lab time in the Library. Instructional Technologies can be contacted at

Directions for Grading:
The first page of the rubric has colored boxes along the left column which correspond to where points are given on the second page. The home page, personal page, and organization sections of the portfolio only receive one score. The program outcomes receive 3 different scores for overall reflection, evidence, and liberal arts. Scores are then tallied in the right hand column on the second page. The maximum score is 270 points. Comments may also be given on the second page along the right side of the rubric.


Reflection: The portfolio should demonstrate the ability of the student to reflect on their progress through the curriculum and be able to demonstrate their growth within each program outcome.
Students may choose to represent this as a journey from point A at the start of the program to point B at the end of the program. Students should demonstrate improvement in skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to each piece of the program outcome. Explanation of only the highlights and best moments of the program demonstrates achievement but not growth or reflective practice of the overall nursing school experience.

Evidence: Students should utilize key assignments and personal work from each course within their portfolio to bolster and supplement their reflection within each outcome. Evidence shall be comprised of work and achievements the student created themselves through the curriculum. Information, education, syllabi, and other documents provided to the student does not constitute as evidence. Attendance of a course does not constitute as evidence as it is not evidence of learning. Students should make sure that each nursing course is represented within the portfolio but that evidence from courses is not duplicated among program outcomes.

Liberal Arts: Liberal Arts courses are non-nursing courses that are utilized to obtain the BSN degree regardless if they were taken at PLU. If it is included on your CAPP report, it would count towards your Liberal Arts education. For ELM students, Liberal Arts courses would include those from your prior degree and pre-requisite courses for nursing school. The Liberal Arts reflection should be a reflection of how these non-nursing courses have influenced or helped your progress in each program outcome. The reflection should demonstrate an integration of your Liberal Arts education within your nursing experience. Evidence to support your Liberal Arts reflections is encouraged but not mandatory as we recognize many students do not keep assignments from non-nursing course or that courses may have been taken several years ago.