portfolio - new to me :-(

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    Hi there, I need guidence LOL, I am studying for the first time at level 3!! Having qualified in 1982 OMG !!Having the Diploma under my belt I have begun the ENB 998 at degree level, tis so daunting The assignment is, following an educational audit that I have to carry out in the clinical area in wich I work, Do a SWOT analysis of my findings then focus on 2 areas of the SWOT then critically analize them Guidence is saught LOL !! the jargon is totally confusing in this world of acedemia!! I also have to compile a portfolio of practice skills statements OMG, thinking of giving up !!! HELP
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    Tina, SWOT is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Doing educational anaylsis on your unit focusing on two would be like if your unit has a strong orientation program focous on this. Critically analyze by saying what makes it strong, how staff feel about the orientation program. The other you could do on the educational opportunities allowed on your unit, such as speciality certifications, or ACLS, PALS then analzye that. SWOT is used to write a mission statement. If you are doing a similar program to the one I am doing, the porfolio will have a resume, transcript analysis, life learning papers using the Kolb cycle and autobiography. I have completed mine. Good luck hope I have helped.

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    Originally posted by DonnaJVG:
    Tina, SWOT is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Doing educational anaylsis on your unit focusing on two would be like if your unit has a strong orientation program focous on this. Critically analyze by saying what makes it strong, how staff feel about the orientation program. The other you could do on the educational opportunities allowed on your unit, such as speciality certifications, or ACLS, PALS then analzye that. SWOT is used to write a mission statement. If you are doing a similar program to the one I am doing, the porfolio will have a resume, transcript analysis, life learning papers using the Kolb cycle and autobiography. I have completed mine. Good luck hope I have helped.

    Donna thanx for the reply I did understand what a SWOT was but your reply has helped, the Tutors at my uni do offer guidence but they speak the acedemia speak LOL, Maybe when I actually get the Audit done it will all fall into place!!! and hey, we all do reflective practice and don't even notice it so suppose writting it won't be that difficult fingers crossed anyway. thanx again.


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