Critical reflection and ongoing development
Demonstrate Critical reflection and ongoing development. This assessment focuses on your ability to develop an
ePortfolio that you will build upon throughout your nursing program and your professional nursing career.
The use of an ePortfolio, as a
student, will facilitate your personal reflections and allow you to document your individual professional development. The Learning Plan in
this course will assist you to identify your learning needs based upon the Course Objectives and the NMBA (2006) National Competency
Standards forthe RN. Demonstrate your ability to reflect on your learning.
The following is considered equivalent to the length of2,500
words for this assessment task:
Part 1: Introduction: to the e-portfolio. For an example: Hi and welcome to my nursing portfolio. lam a
student at the University ofAustralia and am in my second year ofthe Bachelor of Nursing program. Before I started this program, I
completed my studies at Middlesex University at London as Master in Human Resource Management with Marketing and I currently work part-time
at the Hospital.
My portfolio includes a number of assignments from my program and placements as evidence towards meeting the Competencies
forthe RN outlined by the ANMC. It also includes evidence of my reflection and learning plans which provide details of my CPD goals. I have
learnt a great deal from my studies and am looking forward to continuing to develop my skills in this profession throughout my career.
2: Nursing Philosophy statement:
This section will outline your nursing philosophy. It will provide an overview of your understanding of
what it means to be a nurse and the thinking and beliefs about the role of nursing.
Part 3: Professional goals statement:
Here is where you
will explain your current professional goals. Learning plans.
Part 4: Nursing Competencies:
This section will list all ofthe nursing
competencies according to the National Competency Standards forthe Registered Nurse produced by the Australian Nursing 8. Midwifery Council.
You will match your assignments in the Evidence of Learning section and your reflections on your learning in the Reflection section.
examples: Professional Practice
1. Practices in accordance with legislation affecting nursing practice and health care.
2. Practices within
a professional and ethical nursing framework.
Critical Thinking and Analysis
3. Practises within an evidence-based framework
in ongoing professional development of self and others.
Provision and Coordination of Care
5. Conducts a comprehensive and systematic
5. Plans nursing care in consultation with individuals/groups, significant others and the interdisciplinary health care
7. Provides comprehensive, safe and effective evidence-based nursing care to achieve identified individual/group health outcomes.
Evaluates progress towards expected individual/groups, significant others and interdisciplinary health care team
9. Establishes, maintains and appropriately concludes therapeutic relationships
10. Collaborates with the
interdisciplinary health care team to provide comprehensive nursing care.
Part 5: Professional Placement Journal (Private Reflection):
section is to explore the scope ofthe Registered Nurse (RN) in a variety of Community Health Care contexts.
critically reflect on current
learning and the implications for ongoing professional development
provide evidence forthe use ofa variety of electronic resources to
construct a learning plan for community visits
Refiect on and describe the initial learning situation (e.g. what was your initial attitude
towards group work learning?)
Analyse and evaluate the learning situation or knowledge (e.g. what influenced your initial attitude towards
group work learning?)
Refiect on and discuss the current learning situation or knowledge (e.g. what did you find most challenging about
learning using group work?)
Identify the future learning situation or knowledge (e.g. can you think of stategies which might help you to
successfully use group work learning in the future?)
Please use the refiective practice cycle to complete this section:
address the learning content ofthe Professional Placement Activity, which include the Preparation for Professional Placement:
practice ofthe RN in a variety of community health care contexts
The importance of meeting immunisation requirements for nursing
Learning through group-work in the discussion forums
Implementing the Nursing Process within the community setting using
assessment, diagnosis, planning and evaluation
The refiective practice cycle (see above) can guide the reflections oflearning:
and describe the initial learning situation (e.g. what knowledge did you have regarding the scope of practice ofthe RN initially?)
and evaluate the learning situation or knowledge (e.g. what influenced your knowledge ofthe scope ofthe RN?)
Refiect on and discuss the
current learning situation or knowledge (e.g. what is your current understanding ofthe role ofthe RN?)
Identify the future learning
situation or knowledge (e.g. can you think of any resources that will help you to develop your knowledge ofthe role ofthe RN
Part 6: CV/Resume
Learning Plans, Refiections, journals, reports i.e. learning outcomes reports, cv/resume
First year: Global
and national health.
Provide evidence for meeting competency domains/standards
Evidence for meeting continuing professional development
(CPD) requirements for register nurse