Professional Portfolio Workshops
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Professional Portfolio Workshops presented by Dr Stephen Neville
These workshops are an enjoyable and invaluable day providing you with all the skills and information required to complete and maintain your own Professional Portfolio with ease as required under the HPCA(2004). You also receive a certificate of attendance adding 6 hours towards your required professional development hours. Workshops are catered with morning tea on arrival and a light lunch. Registration is open to all Registered Nurses. For more detailed information scroll down the page.
We are currently scheduling events throughout NZ for 2012
Please contact us noting your location to express your interest for this workshop
* College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Members discounted rate. For Membership enquiries see Membership section of website.
Workshops are run for 6 hours (Usually from around 10am - 4pm) Numbers are limited for each workshop, register ASAP.
If you have any questions please phone the College office on (06) 358 6000
Cancellation PolicyIndividual cancellations made up to 7 days prior to the event receive a full refund. For our full cancellation policy click here.
With the introduction of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003) there is a now a requirement for nurses to formally demonstrate ongoing competency. The development of portfolios is considered to be an appropriate way to not only fulfil these legislative requirements but also professionally develop nurses in practice. While many nurses who work within DHB provider arms are familiar with the development of portfolios as part of various professional development and recognition programs, there are a significant number or nurses who have not had this exposure.
These nurses practice in a wide range of settings, e.g. aged care facilities, NGOs, the smaller private surgical facilities and primary health practices, often with little professional support and advice. The College of Nurses would like to assist this group and they would benefit from being able to access practical professional support in portfolio development in order to meet their professional and legal obligations.
Purpose of workshops
For all attendees to develop the skills required to confidently complete their professional portfolio to meet Nursing Council requirements and in which the individual nurse can take pride.
To provide an understanding of legislative and professional requirements in relation to competency review as part of the HPCA Act(2003) to those nurses who currently have little or no access to professional advice and support.
Please note -This is a day for Registered Nurses who are not on a PDRP Programme and want to develop a Professional Portfolio where they can clearly demonstrate competencies to meet the RN Scope of Practice. This is not a Nurse Practitioner Portfolio Development course.
Who can attend?
All nurses who believe they need support and advice in development of their professional portfolio, particularly those who do not currently belong to DHB based PDRPs nor have access to professional advice and support e.g. nurses who practice in the aged care facilities, NGOs, smaller private surgical hospitals and primary health care settings.
The workshop will be interactive and practice based with each person completing some work on their own portfolio. Participants will work both in groups and as individuals and use the group and the facilitators to assist and support them with their work.
Areas covered will include:
- Understanding the Nursing Council competencies
- Becoming familiar with the portfolio format and terminology e.g. exemplars, peer review, case review, performance appraisals, professional development
- Understanding the different forms and ways of presenting evidence
- Practice in completing aspects within their own portfolio
- Ongoing support and services offered by the College of Nurses
Workshops will take a full day from 10am-4pm and networking and collegial support will be an important part of the day.
What others have said about this workshop-
"Stephen was fantastic and as it was the first time all the nurses had met together ever, the day had a good vibe."
"I personally got a lot out of it and it has given me some great ideas for my role also."
"We really appreciated the fact that Stephen was able to give us a day for this and all feel that it was so very worthwhile attending. It has broken down what was a major daunting job into easily explained and achievable tasks."
"Great day, great presenter and at the end of it a complete understanding of what is required in my portfolio. Highly Recommended!"