NURSING PORTFOLIO

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The new standard is to provide nursing portfolios at your interviews. This requires your’s to stand out amongst the others. I purchased 1/2 inch binders and plastic sleeves. I used my label maker to title the dividers. My portfolios were customized to each hospital I interviewed for. Anything I provided for the online application was printed and placed in my portfolio. For example, only CHLA required signed vacation agreements so I supplied these in the CHLA portfolios.

Most applications require two letters of recommendation. I supplied additional letters in my portfolio. I decided to get letters from my current employer, this way, they are speaking to the period of time between finishing nursing school and gaining employment as an RN.

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My portfolios were divided into five sections:

COVER LETTER AND RESUME

My Cover Letter and Resume were catered to the institution and dated the date of my interview. I even addressed the cover letter to the manager interviewing me. If necessary, I would add any additional application requirements to this section.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

Here, I printed out my RN license, BLS, ACLS, and PALS certificates. In my program, we would have to complete healthcare education courses. I also added these to this section.

CLINICAL FEEDBACK, CLINICAL PRELABS, AND CAPSTONE PROJECT

During my capstone placement, we received feedback from our preceptors for each shift. I supplied three of these feedback forms here. I chose one of my better prelabs to display my clinical preparation. Lastly, I wanted to show my evidence based research. I supplied my Capstone Project essay for this reason.

ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS

The first thing found here was my copied nursing degree. I then printed my unofficial academic transcripts and placed them in this section.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

As previously mentioned, I supplied numerous letters under this section. My main two letters were positioned first. Following that, I put my supplemental clinical instructor letters of recommendation. I finished with my current employment letter.

Always bring extra copies of just your resume and cover letter incase you get brought into a panel interview! Everyone has their own way of presenting themselves. This was mine and it served me well. Any chance to make yourself standout should be taken!

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