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Transforming Doctoral Education Through the Clinical Electronic Portfolio

Moriber, Nancy A. PhD, CRNA, APRN; Wallace-Kazer, Meredith PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN; Shea, Joyce DNSc, APRN-BC; Grossman, Sheila PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN; Wheeler, Kate PhD, APRN-BC; Conelius, Jackie PhD, APRN-BC

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000053
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The DNP is a terminal degree focusing on the preparation of expert clinicians with advanced leadership, evidence-based practice, and systems management skills. An electronic clinical portfolio (e-portfolio) allows students to showcase their individual experiences, provides an objective measure of their achievement, and demonstrates integration of the core doctoral competencies within each specialty. The purpose of this article was to describe the development of an e-portfolio and provide general guidelines for successful implementation and evaluation.

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Author Affiliations: Assistant Professors (Drs Moriber and Conelius), Associate Dean and Professor (Dr Wallace-Kazer), Associate Professor (Dr Shea), and Professors (Drs Grossman and Wheeler), School of Nursing, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Moriber, School of Nursing, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 (

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Accepted for publication: April 3, 2014

Published ahead of print date: May 21, 2014

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