Task 1: Professional Portfolio

Introduction:

A professional portfolio will showcase your knowledge and skills to prospective employers and will increase your marketability as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse. This portfolio will help you, as a nurse, hone in on the concepts, strengths, and critical-thinking abilities that define professional nursing practice.

Throughout your time at WGU, you have developed skills and knowledge that distinguish your practice as that of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse. Items that display your skills and knowledge will be showcased in this professional portfolio. You should organize your portfolio around the four areas of professional nursing practice: quality and safety, advanced evidence-based practice, applied leadership, and community and population health.

This portfolio will expand on the portfolio you already created in your Professional Roles and Values course. Requirements: Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work.

Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

A. Complete all of your documents using the Web Folio Builder (in Taskstream) that you used to create your portfolio in the Professional Roles and Values course.

Note: The Web Folio Builder can be found on the “Folios & Web Pages” link located in the static bar below the WGU logo.

1. Create a professional mission statement (suggested length of 1 paragraph) that includes the following:

● a representation of your career goals, your aspirations, and how you want to move forward with your career

● an overview of where you would like to focus your time and energies within the profession

a. Reflect on how your professional mission statement will help guide you throughout your nursing career.

2. Complete a professional summary (suggested length of 3–4 pages) that includes the following:

a. Explain how the specific artifacts or completed work or both in your portfolio represent you as a learner and a healthcare professional.

b. Discuss how the specific artifacts in your portfolio represent your professional strengths.

c. Discuss challenges you encountered during the progression of your program. i. Explain how you overcame these challenges.

d. Explain how your coursework helped you meet each of the nine nursing program outcomes. Note: Refer to the attachment “Nursing Conceptual Model.”

e. Analyze how you fulfilled the following roles during your program: • scientist • detective • manager of the healing environment

f. Discuss how you have grown professionally since the beginning of your program.

B. Complete the following within the section “Quality and Safety”:

1. Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of quality and safety developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a. Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition.

b. Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition. i. Explain how these artifacts support your definition from part

B1. Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.

2. Discuss the importance of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) certificate for your future role as a professional nurse.

C. Complete the following within the section “Evidence-Based Practice”:

1. Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of evidence-based practice developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a. Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition.

b. Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition. i. Explain how these artifacts support your definition from part C1. Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.

2. Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your understanding of evidence-based practice and applied nursing research by doing the following:

a. Discuss how you are able to evaluate current primary research and apply the concepts to your nursing practice, considering the following: • relevancy and believability of data • differences between quality improvement and research (places and uses of each) • differences between primary and secondary research and resources and the implications of each in clinical practice

b. Explain how your experience in the program helped you achieve excellence in evidence-based practice.

D. Complete the following within the section “Applied Leadership”:

1. Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of applied leadership you developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a. Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition.

b. Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition. i. Explain how these artifacts support the definition from part D1. Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.

2. Summarize (suggested length of 1 paragraph to 1 page) your Learning Leadership Experience task by doing the following:

a. Discuss the importance of professional collaboration for effective nursing leadership.

E. Complete the following within the section “Community and Population Health”:

1. Reflect (suggested length of 1 page) on your professional definition of community and population health you developed in Professional Roles and Values, including any necessary changes to your definition.

a. Discuss how the program assisted you in developing your professional definition.

b. Identify the artifacts in your portfolio that support your definition. i. Explain how these artifacts support the definition from part E1. Note: The artifacts should be attached within the portfolio.

2. Summarize (suggested length of 1 page) your Community and Population Health task by doing the following:

a. Discuss what you learned during your Community Health Nursing task.

b. Discuss what you learned led to your community diagnosis. c. Discuss how your initial focus and diagnosis evolved after working with your population.

3. Discuss the importance of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) certificate for your future role as a professional nurse.

F. Provide an appendix to your portfolio by doing the following:

1. Include all the documents, prior assignments, and additional items that are examples of your best work to support your mastery of all sections given in parts B, C, D, and E.

2. Include the following materials: • the attached “Nursing Conceptual Model” • a link to the current IHI Course Catalog

3. Provide an updated professional résumé. Note: If you have a LinkedIn account, you can take a screenshot and include a copy with the rest of your documents.

4. Provide professional references, using one of the following: • a professional reference questionnaire • a full letter of recommendation • a list of four professional references

5. Include a copy of your IHI certificate of completion.

6. Include a copy of your AMNH certificate of completion.

G. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

H. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

File Attachments: Nursing Conceptual Model

Professional Portfolio

Web Folio Instruction

Professional Reference Questionnaire

Preview and Print Rubric JMP Task 1 (0318) Select the performance descriptors that you want to include in your printout. You may wish to change your printer settings to “landscape” mode if you have a rubric with many performance columns.

A. PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION A submission is not provided using the Web Folio Builder in Taskstream. Not applicable. The documents are submitted through the Web Folio Builder in Taskstream using the portfolio created in the Professional Roles and Values course.

A1. CREATION OF PROFESSIONAL MISSION STATEMENT A professional mission statement is not provided, or the statement contains none of the required elements. The professional mission statement ineffectively addresses the required elements, or the statement is disorganized or illogical. The professional mission statement effectively addresses the required elements, and the statement is well organized and logical.

T A1A. REFLECTION OF PROFESSIONAL MISSION STATEMENT A reflection is not provided, or it makes no reference to how a professional mission statement will help guide the candidate’s nursing career. The reflection ineffectively addresses how a professional mission statement will help guide the candidate’s nursing career, or the reflection is poorly reasoned or vague. The reflection effectively addresses how a professional mission statement will help guide the candidate’s nursing career, and the reflection is well reasoned and sufficiently detailed.

A2A. PORTFOLIO REPRESENTATION OF A LEARNER AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL The submission does not include an explanation, or the explanation makes no reference to the representation of the portfolio. The submission includes an inadequate explanation of how either specific artifacts or completed work or both in the portfolio represent the candidate as a learner and a healthcare professional, or the explanation is illogical or poorly supported. The submission includes an adequate explanation of how either specific artifacts or completed work or both in the portfolio represent the candidate as a learner and a healthcare professional, and the explanation is logical and well supported.

A2B. PORTFOLIO PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the specific artifacts in the portfolio represent professional strengths. The discussion illogically addresses how the specific artifacts in the portfolio represent professional strengths, or the discussion is vague. The discussion logically addresses how the specific artifacts in the portfolio represent professional strengths, and the discussion is sufficiently detailed.

A2C. PROGRAM PROGRESSION CHALLENGES The submission does not include a discussion, or the discussion makes no references to the challenges encountered during the progression of the program. The submission includes an inadequate discussion of the challenges encountered during the progression of the program, or the discussion is illogical or poorly supported. The submission includes an adequate discussion of the challenges encountered during the progression of the program, and the discussion is logical and well supported.

A2CI. OVERCOME CHALLENGES An explanation was not provided, or it makes no reference to how the given challenges were overcome. The explanation ineffectively addresses how the given challenges were overcome, or the explanation is poorly reasoned, poorly supported, or vague. The explanation effectively addresses how the given challenges were overcome, and the explanation is well reasoned, well supported, and sufficiently detailed.

A2D. PROGRAM OUTCOMES An explanation was not provided, or it makes no reference to how the coursework helped the candidate meet each of the 9 nursing program outcomes. The explanation ineffectively addresses how the coursework helped the candidate meet each of the 9 nursing program outcomes, or the explanation is poorly reasoned, poorly supported, or vague. The explanation successfully addresses how the coursework helped the candidate meet each of the 9 nursing program outcomes, and the explanation is well reasoned, well supported, and sufficiently detailed.

A2E. ROLES DURING THE PROGRAM An analysis is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the given roles were fulfilled during the program. The analysis for how the given roles were fulfilled during the program is illogical, unconvincing, or ineffective. The analysis for how the given roles were fulfilled during the program is logical, convincing, and effective.

A2F. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the candidate has grown professionally since the beginning of the program. The discussion ineffectively addresses how the candidate has grown professionally since the beginning of the program, or the discussion is illogical or poorly supported. The discussion effectively addresses how the candidate has grown professionally since the beginning of the program, and the discussion is logical and well supported.

B1. QUALITY AND SAFETY: REFLECTION A reflection is not provided, or it makes no reference to the professional definition of quality and safety. The reflection ineffectively addresses how the professional definition of quality and safety was developed in Professional Roles and Values, or it does not include necessary changes. Or the reflection is poorly reasoned or vague. The reflection effectively addresses how the professional definition of quality and safety was developed in Professional Roles and Values, including necessary changes to the definition, and the reflection is well reasoned and sufficiently detailed.

B1A. QUALITY AND SAFETY: DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEFINITION A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of quality and safety. The discussion illogically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of quality and safety, or the discussion is poorly supported. The discussion logically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of quality and safety, and the discussion is well supported.

B1B. QUALITY AND SAFETY: ARTIFACT SUPPORT Artifacts in the portfolio that support the professional definition of quality and safety are not identified. The identified portfolio artifacts are inappropriate, or they do not support the professional definition of quality and safety. The identified portfolio artifacts are appropriate, and they support the professional definition of quality and safety.

B1BI. QUALITY AND SAFETY: ARTIFACTS SUPPORTING DEFINITION An explanation was not provided, or it makes no reference to how the given artifacts support the definition from part B1. The explanation ineffectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part B1, or the explanation is illogical. The explanation effectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part B1, and the explanation is logical. NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT

B2. QUALITY AND SAFETY: IMPORTANCE OF IHI CERTIFICATE A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to the importance of the IHI certificate for the candidate’s future role as a professional nurse. The discussion demonstrates a limited understanding of the importance the IHI certificate has on the candidate’s future role as a professional nurse, or the discussion is poorly supported or poorly reasoned. The discussion demonstrates a sufficient understanding of the importance the IHI certificate has on the candidate’s future role as a professional nurse, and the discussion is well supported and well reasoned. NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT

C1. EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE: REFLECTION A reflection is not provided, or it makes no reference to the professional definition of evidence-based practice. The reflection ineffectively addresses how the professional definition of an evidence-based practice was developed in Professional Roles and Values, or it does not include necessary changes to the definition. Or the reflection is poorly reasoned or vague. The reflection effectively addresses how the professional definition of an evidence-based practice was developed in Professional Roles and Values, including necessary changes to the definition, and the reflection is well reasoned and sufficiently detailed.

C1A. EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE: DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEFINITION A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of evidence-based practice. The discussion illogically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of evidence-based practice, or the discussion is poorly supported. The discussion logically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of evidence-based practice, and the discussion is well supported. NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT

C1B. EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE: ARTIFACT SUPPORT

Artifacts in the portfolio that support the professional definition of evidence-based practice are not identified. The identified portfolio artifacts are inappropriate, or they do not support the professional definition of evidence-based practice. The identified portfolio artifacts are appropriate, and they support the professional definition of evidence-based practice.

C1BI. EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE: ARTIFACTS SUPPORTING DEFINITION

An explanation was not provided, or it makes no reference to how the given artifacts support the definition from part C1. The explanation ineffectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part C1, or the explanation is illogical. The explanation effectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part C1, and the explanation is logical. NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT

C2A. EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE: PRIMARY RESEARCH

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the candidate is able to evaluate current primary research and apply concepts to the nursing practice, using the given points. The discussion demonstrates a limited understanding of how the candidate is able to evaluate current primary research and apply concepts to the nursing practice, using the given points, or the discussion does not include all of the given points. Or the discussion is illogical or poorly supported. The discussion demonstrates a sufficient understanding of how the candidate is able to evaluate current primary research and apply concepts to the nursing practice, and the discussion includes all of the given points. The discussion is logical and well supported.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT C2B. EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE: ACHIEVEMENT IN EXCELLENCE

An explanation was not provided, or it makes no reference to how the candidate’s experience in the program helped achieve excellence in evidence-based practice. The explanation ineffectively addresses how the candidate’s experience in the program helped achieve excellence in evidence-based practice, or the explanation is illogical or poorly supported. The explanation effectively addresses how the candidate’s experience in the program helped achieve excellence in evidence-based practice, and the explanation is logical and well supported.

D1. APPLIED LEADERSHIP: REFLECTION

A reflection is not provided, or it makes no reference to the professional definition of applied leadership. The reflection ineffectively addresses how the professional definition of applied leadership was developed in Professional Roles and Values, or it does not include necessary changes to the definition. Or the reflection is poorly reasoned or vague. The reflection effectively addresses how the professional definition of applied leadership was developed in Professional Roles and Values, including necessary changes to the definition, and the reflection is well reasoned and sufficiently detailed.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT D1A. APPLIED LEADERSHIP: DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEFINITION

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of applied leadership. The discussion illogically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of applied leadership, or the discussion is poorly supported. The discussion logically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of applied leadership, and the discussion is well supported.

D1B. APPLIED LEADERSHIP: ARTIFACT SUPPORT

Artifacts in the portfolio that support the professional definition of applied leadership are not identified. The identified portfolio artifacts are inappropriate, or they do not support the professional definition of applied leadership. The identified portfolio artifacts are appropriate, and they support the professional definition of applied leadership.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT D1BI. APPLIED LEADERSHIP: ARTIFACTS SUPPORTING DEFINITION

An explanation was not provided, or it makes no reference to how the given artifacts support the definition from part D1. The explanation ineffectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part D1, or the explanation is illogical. The explanation effectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part D1, and the explanation is logical.

D2A. APPLIED LEADERSHIP: PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to the importance of professional collaboration for effective nursing leadership. The discussion illogically addresses the importance of professional collaboration for effective nursing leadership, or the discussion is poorly supported. The discussion logically addresses the importance of professional collaboration for effective nursing leadership, and the discussion is well supported.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT E1. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: REFLECTION

A reflection is not provided, or it makes no reference to the professional definition of community and population health. The reflection ineffectively addresses how the professional definition of community health was developed in Professional Roles and Values, or it does not include necessary changes to the definition. Or reflection is poorly reasoned or vague. The reflection effectively addresses how the professional definition of community health was developed in Professional Roles and Values, including necessary changes to the definition, and the reflection is well reasoned and sufficiently detailed.

E1A. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEFINITION

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of community and population health. The discussion illogically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of community and population health, or the discussion is poorly supported. The discussion logically addresses how the program assisted in developing the candidate’s professional definition of community and population health, and the discussion is well supported.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT E1B. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: ARTIFACT SUPPORT

Artifacts in the portfolio that support the professional definition of community and population health are not identified. The identified portfolio artifacts are inappropriate, or they do not support the professional definition of community and population health. The identified portfolio artifacts are appropriate, and they support the professional definition of community and population health.

E1BI. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: ARTIFACTS SUPPORTING DEFINITION

An explanation was not provided, or it makes no reference to how the given artifacts support the definition from part E1. The explanation ineffectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part E1, or the explanation is illogical. The explanation effectively addresses how the given artifacts support the definition from part E1, and the explanation is logical.

E2A. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: COMMUNITY HEALTH TASK

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to what was learned during the Community Health Nursing task. The discussion provides vague, implausible examples of what was learned during the Community Health Nursing task, or the discussion is poorly supported or unclear. The discussion provides specific, plausible examples of what was learned during the Community Health Nursing task, and the discussion is well supported and clear.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT E2B. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: COMMUNITY DIAGNOSIS

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to what was learned that led to the community diagnosis. The discussion addresses what was learned that led to the community diagnosis, but it is poorly supported with vague or implausible examples. The discussion addresses what was learned that led to the community diagnosis, and it is well supported with specific, plausible examples.

E2C. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: CHANGES IN FOCUS

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to how the initial focus and diagnosis evolved after working with the population. The discussion addresses how the initial focus and diagnosis evolved after working with the population, but the discussion is poorly supported with vague or implausible examples. The discussion addresses the initial focus and diagnosis evolved after working with the population, and the discussion is well supported with specific, plausible examples.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT E3. COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH: IMPORTANCE OF AMNH CERTIFICATE

A discussion is not provided, or it makes no reference to the importance of the AMNH certificate for the candidate’s future role as a professional nurse. The discussion demonstrates a limited understanding of the importance the AMNH certificate has on the candidate’s future role as a professional nurse, or the discussion is poorly supported or vague. The discussion demonstrates a sufficient understanding of the importance the AMNH certificate has on the candidate’s future role as a professional nurse, and the discussion is well supported and sufficiently detailed. F1. PORTFOLIO MASTERY EXAMPLES Documents, assignments, and examples of best work are not provided. Documents, assignments, and examples of best work are provided, but they are incomplete, or they do not support mastery of all required sections. The provided documents, assignments, and examples of best work are complete, and they support mastery of all required sections.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT F2. NURSING CONCEPTUAL MODULE AND IHI COURSE CATALOG LINK A copy of the “Nursing Conceptual Model” and a link to the current IHI Course Catalog are not provided. Not applicable. A copy of the “Nursing Conceptual Model” and a link to the current IHI Course Catalog are provided. F3. PROFESSIONAL RÉSUMÉ A copy of an updated professional résumé is not provided. Not applicable. A copy of an updated professional résumé is provided. F4. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES Professional references are not provided. Professional references are provided, but they do not meet at least 1 of the given requirements, or the reference provided is incomplete, inappropriate, or irrelevant. The professional references provided meet at least 1 of the given requirements, and the reference is complete, appropriate, and logical. F5. IHI CERTIFICATE A copy of the IHI certificate of completion is not provided. Not applicable. A copy of the IHI certificate of completion is provided.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT F6.

AMNH CERTIFICATE A copy of the AMNH certificate of completion is not provided. Not applicable. A copy of the AMNH certificate of completion is provided. G. SOURCES The submission does not include both in-text citations and a reference list for sources that are quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. The submission includes in-text citations for sources that are quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, and a reference list; however, the citations and/or reference list is incomplete or inaccurate. The submission includes in-text citations for sources that are properly quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and a reference list that accurately identifies the author, date, title, and source location as available.

NOT EVIDENT APPROACHING COMPETENCE COMPETENT H. PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Content is unstructured, is disjointed, or contains pervasive errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar. Vocabulary or tone is unprofessional or distracts from the topic. Content is poorly organized, is difficult to follow, or contains errors in mechanics, usage, or grammar that cause confusion. Terminology is misused or ineffective. Content reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.