Development of a Rubric for Evaluation of the DNP Portfolio

Sheila Melander, Debra Hampton, Melanie Hardin-Pierce, Julie Ossege

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A doctor of nursing practice (DNP) portfolio rubric for faculty to use when evaluating student portfolios and for students to use to critique their work is described. No rubrics or tools were found in the literature that provided guidelines to evaluate the extent to which portfolio exemplars meet American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. The rubric provides criteria to evaluate whether portfolio documents demonstrate achievement of the DNP Essentials at a "developing, proficient, or exceptional" level. It is valuable tool to illustrate how the competencies outlined in the essentials are met within a DNP program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (all)
  • Education


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