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Beyond the Checklist: The use of a professional portfolio to demonstrate continued competency

Juliana Mower, MSN, RN, CNS, CNS-CP, CNOR, Nurse Manager, Education Development, Competency and Credentialing Institute

Traditional methods of documenting professional achievements and evidence of life-long learning may not capture the essence of the practicing perioperative nurse’s multi-faceted role. This presentation will provide an alternate means to demonstrate competent practice through the development of a professional portfolio. The benefits of a professional portfolio from staff and management perspectives will be clearly articulated. Attendees will be given an opportunity to build their own professional portfolios during an interactive in-class activity.

Juliana Mower has over 30 years of experience as a perioperative nurse and educator. In addition to developing resources for exam preparation, she serves as the project lead for transitioning CCI’s advanced practice credential from an exam-based to a portfolio-based method of certification.



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