MS to DNP (no specialty) Student Orientation to Foliotek2011 – 2012 University of Arizona College of Nursing
Foliotek Overview • Foliotekis an electronic portfolio used by students to demonstrate developing competencies throughout the DNP program and by faculty to evaluate student progress in meeting DNP program outcomes • Comprehensive Examinations: Theportfolio serves as data to be evaluated for the major and minor written comprehensive examinations and provide one source of data for the oral comprehensive examination. • Foliotek major uses: • Assessment • Formative and summative evaluation • Professional role development • Method of demonstrating professional activity and accomplishments • File Storage • Secure site for maintaining all educational and professional work • Students not required to use Foliotek for file storage • Foliotekcomponents are due at different stages in a student’s academic progression • All Faculty teaching/advising in the DNP program have access to all DNP student portfolios.
Examples of Portfolio Items • Exemplar papers/case studies/clinical notes from preselected coursework in the past year that demonstrate developing competency • Annual Self-Reflection Paper that provides an opportunity to synthesize course work and clinical activities in describing how educational activities contribute to meeting DNP program outcomes and professional development as a DNP • Documentation of practice immersion activities • Clinical encounter information from Typhon (clinical log database) that documents direct patient encounters • Non- patient or practice contact activities that address DNP Essentials • Professional role development(e.g., vita, publications, professional presentations) that demonstrate developing competency
Portfolio Using Foliotek • Students are required to submit materials and their annual Self Reflection for each DNP Program Outcome to their portfolio no later than May 1st of each spring semester. • The student's advisor / advisory committee reviews the portfolio annually during the end of the spring semester. • Results should be discussed with student no later than the end of the following RISE. • To assist the student and aid faculty in assuring elements of the portfolio are added in the appropriate year, there is an electronic “Foliotek Student Checklist” in the portfolio where the student ‘checks off’ what they have added to their portfolio that year. (Example follows) • For students, this Checklist can be used to assure they have included the appropriate elements. • Each of the 4 DNP program outcomes are evaluated by faculty by reviewing the Checklist and the student’s self reflection.
Practice Immersion • “Practice immersion experiences afford the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the essentials and specialty requirements necessary to demonstrate competency in an area of specialized nursing practice. Proficiency may be acquired through a variety of methods, such as, attaining case requirements, patient or practice contact hours, completing specified procedures, demonstrating experiential competencies, or a combination of these elements” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2006). TheEssentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Washington, DC: Author, p. 20). • Course syllabi will include a description of practice immersion experiences, relate them to one or more DNP Essential and/or specialty requirement and MAY provide an estimate of class time needed to complete the activity. • Students are required to document all practice immersion hours in Foliotek. • Clinical encounter information from Typhon (clinical log database) that documents direct patient encounters • Non- patient or practice contact activities from coursework that address DNP Essentials and/or specialty requirements
Syllabus Example • NURS 705 Philosophy of Nursing Science Practice Immersion Hours (Class Hours excluding Prep Time) as Related to the DNP Essentials and Course Expected Outcomes (CEO) DNP Essential I: Scientific underpinnings for practice • Activities for CEO # 1 (12 hours) • Activities for CEO # 2 (6 hours) • Activities for CEO # 3 (3 hours) DNP Essential III: Clinical scholarship and analytical methods for EBP • Activities for CEO #4 (9 hours) • Activities for CEO # 5 (6 hours and considerable prep time)
Practice Immersion Hours Documentation • Students can document their NON- patient contact hours on this form found in Foliotek Practice Immersion Hours (Documentation of NON- patient or practice contact hours)
Portfolio Evaluation SEE SEPARATE POWERPOINT FOR INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO SUBMIT PORTFOLIO ANNUALLY
DNP Comprehensive Examinations • The DNP Comprehensive Exam process includes evidence of the attainment of advanced practice registered nurse role and core competencies, as well as competencies specific to the population focus of the area of practice. The DNP Comprehensive Examination process includes a major written examthat consists a final self-reflection paper (no more than 5 single spaced pages), a portfolio review and an oral exam. • The oral comprehensive examination will be based on the student’s portfolio, which includes their self-reflection papers, as well as addressing relevant questions related to course work foundational to meeting the DNP Essentials and the student’s ability to conduct the Practice Inquiry. Students who have completed their Practice Inquiry proposal may elect, with the consent of their Advisory committee, to present the proposal as part of the oral examination.
Comprehensive Examination Timeline • Students may complete the Comprehensive Examinations during the spring semester in which they are completing their coursework. • The date of the major written exam should be determined in consultation with the Advisory committee. • The portfolio review and oral examination must be completed within three months of successfully passing the written portion of the comprehensive exam. • The practice inquiry proposal defense must be completed within 3 months of successfully passing the portfolio review and oral examination. • The FINAL portfolio review for the practice inquiry will include a one page Executive Summary that reflects the student’s self-appraisal for achieving the DNP essential competencies, the portfolio , and the final written practice inquiry project.