Capella Capstone Project Professional EPortfolio
A portfolio is a great way to for nurses to “record and provide evidence of skills, achievements, experience, development and learning, not only for themselves, but for the information and scrutiny of registration boards, employers, managers and peers” (Green, Wyllie, & Jackson, 2014, p. 8). As you collect the artifacts that best showcase your strengths, you begin to track, reflect on, and evaluate your own learning and growth over time.
For this assessment, you will be creating a professional ePortfolio and resume to take with you after completing your program. To help you complete this assessment, review the following resources as needed:
For this assessment, your ePortfolio will focus on showcasing your growth and accomplishments in the context of the following course competencies:
■ Competency 1: Lead people and processes to improve patient, systems, and population outcomes.
■ Competency 3: Transform processes to improve quality, enhance patient safety, and reduce the cost of care.
■ Competency 8: Integrate professional standards and values into practice.
For each competency, complete the following in your ePortfolio:
■ Create an area in your ePortfolio for the competency and label it with the course competency number or the competency language.
■ Select the two artifacts (assessments) that you feel best showcase your accomplishments or growth relative to the competency and place them in the corresponding ePortfolio area.
■ For each competency, write 2–3 paragraphs detailing the ways in which the artifacts illustrate your accomplishments or growth in the competency so reviewers can easily understand your achievements and strengths. Place this in the corresponding ePortfolio area with your chosen artifacts.
For the Competency 8 section of your ePortfolio, include a professional resume that highlights your professional standards and values. Consult the resources in the Capella University Career Center, such as the Capella Career Center: Resume Rubric.
Please study the scoring guide carefully so you will know what is needed for a distinguished score:
■ Explain how at least two chosen artifacts illustrate personal growth and achievements in the area of leading people and processes to improve patient, systems, and population outcomes.
■ Explain how at least two chosen artifacts illustrate personal growth and achievements in the area of transforming processes to improve quality, enhance patient safety, and reduce the cost of care.
■ Explain how at least two chosen artifacts illustrate personal growth and achievements in interprofessional collaboration to improve patient and population outcomes.
■ Explain how at last two chosen artifacts and a professional resume illustrate personal growth and achievements in the area of integrating professional standards and values into practice.
■ Communicate ePortfolio in a clear and well-organized manner, using correct grammar and spelling.
■ APA formatting: Make sure that in-text citations and reference list follow current APA style. Refer to the APA Module as needed.
Green, J., Wyllie, A., & Jackson, D. (2014). Electronic portfolios in nursing education: A review of the literature. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(1), 4–8.
Professional E-Portfolio Capella University NURS-FPX4900-Capstone Project Assessment #5 Sample Paper
The process of creating a professional e-portfolio offers many benefits. For the practicing nurse, it allows him/her to reflect on experiences, skills, and personal growth. In addition, the digital imprint gives potential employers evidence of the nurse’s achievements and abilities (Clarke, 2019).
The two assessments I chose to reflect achievements in leading people and processes to improve outcomes are from NURSE-FPX4010-Leading People, Processes, and Organizations in Interprofessional Practice. In Assessment #2, I identified patient aggression against staff members in an acute psychiatry setting as an important issue to address. Evidence-based practice has determined a leadership strategy that leads to a solution by implementing risk assessment tools.
In Assessment #3, I researched the impact of utilizing the risk assessment tool on patient outcomes. The violence assessment tool, when consistently used by nursing staff, can avoid triggers that conjure up aggression in a patient. It has been proven this proactive approach avoids the use of restraints, seclusion, and medicinal interventions to manage behavior.
Based on the information collected for Assessments #1 and #3 in NURS-FPX4020- Improving Quality of Care and Patient Safety, I demonstrated professional growth by initiating in-service training days for staff regarding inpatient violence. Ensuring employees are aware of policies and procedures of de-escalation can mitigate the risk of violence which can avoid unnecessary organizational costs.
Care coordination is a patient centered, interdisciplinary approach that integrates medical care and social services support. It aims to improve access to mental health resources outside of a psychiatric hospital setting. Through effective communication and a partnership with the community, better programs can be developed to assist those who have behavioral health needs.
The two artifacts that reflect personal growth are Assessments 3 and 4 from NURS- FPX4050-Coordinating Patient-Centered Care. Since completing this course, I have realized how much the nursing staff relies on other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide a positive patient outcome. Navigating the healthcare system is much easier for patients when every facet of the treatment team is making a combined effort for disease recovery.
It is necessary for organizations to establish clear guidelines for employees who participate in online communications and patient information. All staff should not breach federal government laws and HIPPA by disclosing patient identifying facts.
Assessments 1 and 2 completed in NURS-FPX 4040-Managing Health Information and Technology demonstrate the ethical values involved in protecting patient information. There is always room for achievement and growth for professional standards. When precepting new nurses, I always discuss the topic of Facebook posts and Twitter comments and how nothing work or patient related should ever be advertised.
Clarke, M. (2019, April 19). The Importance of a Professional Nursing Portfolio. Retrieved July 21, 2020, from https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/importance-professional-