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?

  1. Updated copy of your resume (at least 2 copies)
  2. Cover letter directed to that specific job
  3. Nursing License (original + copy)
  4. BLS certification (original + copy)
  5. Academic Transcripts/ diploma (original + copy)
  6. Child abuse clearance (original + copy)
  7. Finger printing records (original + copy)
  8. 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.

  1. Any relevant schoolwork (perhaps a paper if you are applying to a residency, etc.)
  2. 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.

Extras:

  • 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.

 

Ty, RN