Application and student evaluation of a Clinical Progression Portfolio: A pilot

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Title Application and student evaluation of a Clinical Progression Portfolio: A pilot
Author Cooke, Marie Louise; Mitchell, Marion Lucy; Moyle, Wendy; Henderson, Amanda Jane; Murfield, Jennifer Elaine
Journal Name Nurse Education in Practice
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Clinical practicums are often limited by a lack of meaningful communication between nursing students and registered nurses (RNs). This pilot study evaluated the utility of the Clinical Progression Portfolio (CPP) to enable students to learn how to initiate engagement with their RNs and to develop their capacity as students to learn. The study employed a descriptive survey design, with a convenience sample of second- year Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students in Brisbane, Australia. Questionnaires were completed by 129 students from 20 clinical practicum groups. Students who used the CPP were more favourable in their usefulness ratings (rpb = 0.531, p < 0.001) and, furthermore, those that used the CPP most frequently were also more favourable (r = 0.555, p < 0.001). Students thought the CPP helped clarify learning and target appropriate practicum opportunities. When used, the CPP was an important part of practicum, used frequently and considered useful. The CPP format met the needs of students as it was pocket-sized. Overall, students reported that the CPP was a useful learning and communication tool as it provided them direction in how they might maximise opportunities to address their learning needs.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 10
Page from 227
Page to 232
ISSN 1471-5953
Date Accessioned 2010-07-05
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Nursing
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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