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Table Of Contents

Background Information
Problem Statement
Purpose of the Study
Scope and Limitations of the Study
Assumptions That May Have Influenced the Study
Definition of Terms
Plan of Presentation
LITERATURE REVIEW: REFLECTING ON THE PROBLEM
Continuing Competence
Key Concepts About Competence
Initial Versus Continuing Competence
Factors Driving Continuing Competence
Methods for Competence Assessment
Barriers to Change in Competence Assessment
Portfolios
Uses for Portfolios
Elements of Portfolios
Value of Portfolios
Self-Directed Learning
Characteristics and Variables of Self-Directed Learning
Self-Directed Learning and Continuing Competence
Overcoming Resistance to Self-Directed Learning
Reflection
The Use of Reflection in Learning
Self-Assessment
Skills for Developing Reflection
Critiques of Reflection
Usefulness of Reflection to Continuing Competence
Data Collection Methods
Survey Methods
Field Notes
Summary of the Literature
Designing the Education Sessions
Design of the Questionnaires
Design of the Educational Sessions
Selection and Profile of the Participants
Strategies for Establishing the Learning Environment
Implementing the Sessions
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Overall Satisfaction With the Process and Content
Continuing Competence and Continuing Professional Development
Participants’ Views on Portfolios
My Reflections and Observations on the Sessions
Usefulness of the Process for Learning
Flexibility of Planning and Implementation
Usage of Experiential Methods
Questionnaire and Handout Design
Overall Participant Satisfaction
Relevance of Self-Direction and Self-Assessment
Relevancy to Practice
Value and Constraints of the Self-Appraisal Method
Usefulness of Samples and Resources
Importance of the Findings for Portfolio Use
Mandatory Versus Voluntary
Importance of Nursing Schools and Regulatory Bodies Initiating Portfolios
Capability of Nurses to Develop Portfolios
Provision of a Structure for Continuing Professional Development
Cycles and Helicals as Models for Portfolios
Comments on My Assumptions About the Study
Summary
Conclusions
Recommendations
Recommendations to Employers’ Human Resources Personnel
Recommendations to Professional Associations
Recommendations for Adult Educators
Recommendations for Schools of Nursing
Recommendations for Further Research
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