ELSEVIER Australia to Publish New Edition of ‘Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios: Evidence Of Continuing Competence’

May 17, 2011

A new edition of an important nursing text from Elsevier Australia ““ http://www.elsevierhealth.com.au ““ will be a godsend for local nurses and midwives managing professional portfolios in the wake of national registration.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2011

Elsevier Australia has announced publication of a second edition of ‘Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios: evidence of continuing competence’.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the implementation of the 2010 National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professionals.

The implementation of national registration has required nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand to perform annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This new edition of ‘Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios: evidence of continuing competence’ has been fully updated to align with the CPD requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Nurses and midwives must document evidence of this CPD ““ including skills acquisition, activities, reflection, identification and prioritisation of learning needs ““ in a portfolio.

This expertly-written book not only demystifies the topic of portfolios, but has also been thoroughly revised to meet the global trend towards e-Portfolios as alternatives to paper-based ones.

‘Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios, 2nd Edition: evidence of continuing competence’ is equally suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, practicing midwives and nurses, nursing and midwifery educators and managers.

This definitive new edition is packed with information not present in the first edition, which was published in 2007. A new chapter on the value of including reflection within portfolios, greater emphasis on evidence-based practice and increased use of examples and case studies are just some of the numerous new inclusions.

For further information on the new edition of ‘Nursing and Midwifery Portfolios: evidence of continuing competence’ visit http://tiny.cc/pop93

About the authors

Kate Andre RN, RM, BN, MN, PhD, FRCNA is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Marie Heartfield RN, BN(Ed), MNS, PhD, FRCNA is a senior lecturer at the University of South Australia’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.

About Elsevier Australia

Elsevier Australia is a leading publisher of textbooks and professional titles for students, lecturers and health science professionals within the fields Medicine & Surgery, Nursing & Midwifery, Health Professions, Veterinary and Dentistry.

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