RN Portfolio Requirements

A licensed RN who graduated from an accredited Nursing Program, has a minimum of 3 years of nursing experience, and is fully admitted to the nursing program at LCN may receive credit by portfolio for one of the senior level clinical courses. These courses are: N405 Leadership and Management and N404 Community Health Nursing. The course chosen should be the one most appropriate based on previous nursing experience.  Approval from the course coordinator must be obtained prior to initiating a portfolio. After meeting the above criteria, the student will be required to do the following:

  1. Make an appointment with the course coordinator for the identified course. The student will receive the course material and objectives to be used in creating a portfolio.
  2. Submit a portfolio containing the following:
    1. A specific description of how each of the course objectives was met in the work setting. The description should    address both clinical skill and application of theory. Evidence, where appropriate, must also be included.
    2. The year and setting in which the activities occurred.
  3. Submit a letter of reference from a current employer validating the student’s professional performance. (A standardized form may be included in the portfolio packet received from the course coordinator. This reference form must be the one used.)

The completed portfolio may be submitted at any time during the academic school year. Allow a minimum of 3 months for the evaluation of the portfolio. If the portfolio is accepted for credit, a fee will be required prior to the awarding of credit for the course. If the portfolio is not accepted as presenting evidence necessary for course credit, the student will be required to complete the course. The decision of the course faculty will be final.