A “nursing portfolio” is a binder that I made that has everything that I need to bring with me to a job interview. I got this idea from Pinterest and received compliments on the organization of it during my interviews. So what exactly goes in the nursing portfolio?
- Updated copy of your resume (at least 2 copies)
- Cover letter directed to that specific job
- Nursing License (original + copy)
- BLS certification (original + copy)
- Academic Transcripts/ diploma (original + copy)
- Child abuse clearance (original + copy)
- Finger printing records (original + copy)
- Any letters of recommendation (if you have the paper copy)
– You may also just have their name & contact information to keep track incase the facility uses an online recommendation database.
- Any relevant schoolwork (perhaps a paper if you are applying to a residency, etc.)
- A job description – if listed on the website/application
Anything else relevant or required by that specific job/ facility
– Examples: I was hired at a Children’s hospital and they required specific background checks so I kept everything in that binder to keep track of everything.
- Anything relevant or required by that specific job/ facility
– Example: I was hired at a Children’s hospital and they required specific background checks so I kept everything in that binder to keep track of everything.
- It is helpful to keep immunization records in here although they are usually not needed until your health screening.
- Once you begin working it is also helpful to make a tab to keep track of continuing education hour certifications
*These documents should be placed in page protectors, not hole-punched.