The main purpose of the Professional Portfolio is to provide a package of materials, which can be used by you, the prospective family nurse practitioner (FNP), when seeking an employment position. Its contents include descriptions of your abilities, accomplishments, and goals, as well as providing information regarding the FNPs scope of practice in California and roles. The contents of your Professional Portfolio should include the following documents. Use tabs to separate each section and placed each document in a sheet protector plastic with opening on top and ring holes on the side.
Section II: About Family Nurse Practitioners
Provide supporting data from research study in promoting your profession to employer
Documents from professional organizations, such as American Nurses Association or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
You may obtain information from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in the form of position statement and: http://www.aanp.org/Publications/AANP+Position+Statements/Position+Statements+and+Papers.asp
American Nurses Credentialing Center: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Certification/APRNCorner
Reference articles (include at least 5 articles illustrating the roles and quality of care provided by nurse practitioners)
Final Reflection: Express an understanding of your personal learning experiences, what you have learned from the program and still need to do to enhance personal and professional career advancement.