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Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials, Evaluation, Portfolio



  1. Melander, Sheila
  2. Hampton, Debra
  3. Hardin-Pierce, Melanie
  4. Ossege, Julie


Abstract: A doctor of nursing practice (DNP) portfolio rubric for faculty to use when evaluating student portfolios and for students to use to critique their work is described. No rubrics or tools were found in the literature that provided guidelines to evaluate the extent to which portfolio exemplars meet American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. The rubric provides criteria to evaluate whether portfolio documents demonstrate achievement of the DNP Essentials at a "developing, proficient, or exceptional" level. It is valuable tool to illustrate how the competencies outlined in the essentials are met within a DNP program.