Portfolio and Self Assessment
Order Description
Assessment 3: Portfolio and Self-Assessment
Aim of assessment
In the first year of their degree students developed an electronic portfolio commenced inserting
information about their ongoing professional development and were encouraged to build their reflections
on learning experiences and activities during their nursing or midwifery degree. The aim of the current
assessment is to provide students with an opportunity to update and self-assess their professional
portfolio by identifying areas of strength areas requiring further development and strategies for ongoing
professional development. A portfolio self-assessment provides third year students with an opportunity to
evaluate their undergraduate performance and their readiness for graduate practice. A professional
portfolio provides evidence of achievement and is an important tool for nurses and midwives to measure
reflect plan and implement strategies for continuous improvement throughout their career.
Students conduct a self-assessment of their professional portfolio using the following Nursing and
Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Codes and Guidelines.
? Code of professional conduct
? National competency standards
? Code of ethics and
? Guide to professional boundaries
Reflection on progress with meeting the requirements for registration with AHPRA as a registered nurse
or midwife is a focus of the self-assessment. The current assessment will require a summary statement
and the student to use the relevant NMBA Codes and Guidelines to critically reflect on the individual
students areas of strength areas requiring further development and strategies for ongoing professional
The elements of the electronic portfolio previously developed by students (summary profile curriculum
vitae and continuing professional development (CPD) evidence) do not form part of this assessment.
Student Directions
The marking criteria and standards have been developed to guide you through the assessment process.
Please read the criteria and standards carefully. Students must not resubmit their previously developed
electronic portfolio (i.e. the critical reflection submitted for this unit must be new written work).
There is a word limit of 500 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your
assignment. However do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count.
In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more
than 10% the marker will stop marking at 500 words plus 10%.

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