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Fast Facts for Developing a Nursing Academic Portfolio

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Fast Facts for Developing a Nursing Academic Portfolio

SKU# 9780826120380

What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell

Author: Ruth Wittmann-Price PhD, CNS, RN, CNE


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[A] great guide and resource for a nurse at any level who wishes to construct and present a professional nurse portfolio."--Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

With an academic portfolio nursing faculty members can monitor their career development and present their work for others to review and critique. This is an easy-to-read book that will serve as a valuable resource for nursing faculty members in developing their academic portfolios.

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health
School of Nursing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Using the Fast Facts style of concise, easy-to-access information, this book is the only comprehensive guide to creating an outstanding professional academic portfolio for entry into, and promotion and tenure within, an academic nursing setting. It is designed for recent nursing graduates who want to teach, faculty who need to polish their academic portfolio, and individuals already established in academia who seek promotion or tenure.

This volume will help nursing academics:

  • Assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • Write a personal statement
  • Demonstrate their teaching skills
  • Showcase their research/scholarship
  • Organize and present their portfolio
  • Develop an E-portfolio

The book provides clear guidelines on what to include in a professional portfolio, and elements to highlight when seeking work in a specific discipline or academic role. It describes pitfalls to be avoided and how to insure effective coverage of teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as addresses the differences between systems and policies of academia, versus those of community college nursing programs and diploma schools of nursing. This guide also helps prepare nurses for the rigors of promotion and tenure by clarifying what to expect and how candidates are evaluated. Numerous examples illustrate actual professional faculty experience and include personal statements written by successful nurse educators.

Key Features:

  • Provides a concise, step-by-step guide for aspiring, new, and experienced nurse faculty who need to prepare an outstanding professional portfolio for promotion and tenure
  • Organized for quick access to types of content to be included in portfolio
  • Includes numerous examples from real-life portfolios
  • Features "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to clearly guide new nurse faculty
  • Provides recommendations for achieving academic advancement
  • Based on SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) method of communication

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 14, 2011
  • Page Count 208
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826120380
  • EISBN 9780826120397

Table of Contents 


Part I: Using SBAR to Create Academic Portfolios for Nurse Educators: Recommendations for Achieving Effective Academic Advancement

Chapter 1: Situation - Why You Need to Develop Your Academic Portfolio!

Chapter 2: Background - What’s the Story and Purpose behind Your Academic Portfolio?

Chapter 3: Assessment – Assessing the Academic Environment and Your career Goals

Chapter 4: Recommendations – Laying the Foundation to Begin the Process

Part II: The How of Developing Your Academic Portfolio

Chapter 5: How to Write a Five Part Personal Statement

Chapter 6: How to Showcase Your Teaching

Chapter 7: How to Showcase Your Research and/ or Scholarship

Chapter 8: How to Showcase Your Service

Chapter 9: How to Write an Integrative Summary

Chapter 10: How to Arrange and Present Your Portfolio

Chapter 11: How to Develop an E-portfolio – Dr. Fran Cornelius

Part III – Examples

Chapter 12: An Academic Portfolio for Promotion – Dr. Karen Gittings

Chapter 13: An Academic Portfolio for Tenure – Dr. Roberta Waite


Appendix: Contributor’s Biographies