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MSN e-Portfolio

MSN e-Portfolio Information

All MSN students are required to create an electronic portfolio (e-Portfolio) that is submitted in the final nursing course. The purpose of this e-Portfolio is to showcase the best work you have completed during your MSN program and reflect on what you have learned and how you have grown professionally during your MSN program. The e-Portfolio supports your professional development, documents your clinical competence, and maps course assignments to your program outcomes. The content of your e-Portfolio are artifacts such as your papers, presentations, and other documents that provide evidence of what you have accomplished in the MSN program and how you have met the MSN program outcomes. In addition to the artifacts, your e-Portfolio includes reflective narratives that give examples and demonstrate what you have learned and how you have grown professionally during your MSN program.
Timeline: Creation of your e-Portfolio begins in your first nursing course with creation of your About Me page, which includes your most current resume.  E-Portfolios are a work in progress that should be updated at the completion of each succeeding course. Your final e-Portfolio will be due in the second Practicum course; it will be a refined version of what you have been creating all along.

Directions on how to establish your MSN e-Portfolio.

To create your MSN e-Portfolio, follow the steps provided in the following video:

  1. Log in to the University portal at
  2. Find the “My Unread Messages” block and click. This takes you to your University email. Click on the Google Apps navigation icon (located in the top, right corner of the screen) and choose “Sites.”
  3. Click “Create,” then “Browse Gallery for More,” then “Student Templates,” then select “Nursing MSN Portfolio.” Then scroll to the bottom and click “Select.”
  4. Name your e-Portfolio as Last name, First Name.
  5. Click “Create.”
  6. When your e-Portfolio appears on your screen, go to the upper right hand corner and click “Share.”
  7. In the Invite box, enter Make sure the permissions are set to Is Owner by changing Can Edit to Is Owner in the drop down menu to the right of where you add the address.  You can have multiple owners of this portfolio.  Also, share your e-Portfolio with your mentor.  Their email address follows the pattern:  Click Send.
  8. To return to your e-Portfolio, click the site name

Guidelines for Completing the MSN e-Portfolio

The grading rubric for the MSN e-Portfolio can be found in the Guidelines section of the e-Portfolio.

On the “About Me” page you will be providing information about yourself to others. You should include information that you would provide to a colleague, employer, or professional associate. Keep in mind that this information will be available to mentors, staff, and fellow students who you invite to your portfolio site.  Attachments to the “About Me” page include a well written 5 page essay and a most current resume.  The essay should answer questions 1 and 2 found on the e-Portfolio grading rubric. A sample resume and sample CV have been provided (insert link)

Students are expected to submit the graded assignments (with instructor comments) along with the grading rubric. There should be a minimum of three artifacts for each outcome that demonstrate your clinical competence, scholarly writing, and professional growth.  Every course must be represented in the e-Portfolio artifacts.   If the graded assignment or rubric is not available, please note that in the comment box when uploading the assignment.

For each MSN program outcome, students submit a well-written reflective narrative that documents how the artifacts submitted, and the courses in which the artifacts were produced, contributed to meeting the outcome. View guidance on writing reflectively ( The reflective narrative should be uploaded into the appropriate outcome folder within the e-Portfolio.

 After the student addresses how all MSN outcomes were met, including artifacts and reflective narratives for each MSN outcome, they should click the "Specialty Competencies" tab. In this section, upload the completed Practicum Evaluation Tool for the first Practicum Course. At the end of the second Practicum course, upload the completed Practicum Evaluation Tool for the second Practicum course.

The MSN team presents informational webinars on a quarterly basis on how to prepare your final e-Portfolio; please check announcements in your courses for dates and times.