APN Capstone Portfolio


MISSING PART FOR PART 1 1) the history and purpose of the degree, – no you did not address the first DNP and where and when (2) the current state of the DNP, – yes, some confusion as to how the DNP differs from MSN prepared NP (3) the future state of the DNP, – you did not address (4) how DNP-prepared DPNS will convert evidence into practice – you have not provided examples of how the conversion will be performed (5) the advantages of having the DNP and reflect on your own thoughts on why (or why not) the degree would be appropriate for your career path. you did not address if you would pursue the degree PART 2 Purpose The purpose of the APN Capstone Portfolio is to demonstrate your professional growth and expertise by providing evidence of the knowledge you have learned. The Professional Portfolio serves the following purposes: Promotes the synthesis of knowledge – To become a competent leader in the nursing profession and a selected specialization, you need to synthesize a great deal of information from a variety of sources. Promotes reflective thought – One hallmark of graduate education is the ability to think analytically and engage in self-assessment.

Creating the portfolio allows you to evaluate and demonstrate your achievements in acquiring advanced nursing and specialty knowledge. Provides evidence that assignment, course, and program learning outcomes have been met –The portfolio reflects the different ways you have met the learning outcomes. Part 2 Directions – This assignment should be an entire document in either MS Word or PDF format with a title page noting the assignment name, student name, course, etc. The assignment should also include a table of contents denoting what of the below documents are on which pages. APA format and writing at the graduate-level is expected. Part 2.1: Synthesis of Knowledge (100 points) 1. Using work that you have completed during the MSN program here at Chamberlain University, gather your prior submissions and identify a minimum of 10 exemplars of your graduate work. 2. Use the worksheet below as a guide to copy your exemplar and to identify with Chamberlain Program Outcome, MSN Essential, and NONPF Competency that each exemplar meets.

3. You must include at least 10 exemplars, and as a group, each Chamberlain Program Outcome, MSN Essential, and NONPF Competency has to be addressed at least once. 4. If you do not have an exemplar that meets these criteria, you can write an exemplar in the area that is not represented by your prior work. 5. Identify at least 2 concepts from each exemplar and how they connect to the Chamberlain Program Outcome, MSN Essential, and NONPF Competency that you have identified. 6. Reflect on how you have met the outcome, essential, and/or competency for each exemplar and how it has transformed you as a prospective masters-prepared advanced practice nurse. 7. Combine the 2 concepts from each exemplar and create a concept map on how these concepts interconnect and interrelate to each other in the framework of the NONPF Competencies. 8. All items are to be written as a formal APA paper. Do not use the worksheet table mentioned in #2 above in the body of your assignment. The purpose of the worksheet is to help you gather resources. 9. Exemplars: are defined as prior work completed in the FNP program that you feel is a good reflection of the work you have completed while a graduate student. Typically, it’s an assignment that you may have enjoyed completing, learned something new from, or did well academically. Think of it as your “best work.” An exemplar should be considered for the portfolio if it: • Taught you something • Provided new understandings and/or changed your practice • Made you clearly see a difference being made • Made you notice something new • Opened up new ways of solving problems or new lines of inquiry • Changed the way you think about a clinical issue or problem • Was particularly demanding or memorable


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