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Portfolio Review
To establish a mechanism for assessing, validating, and evaluating prior
learning in order to award course credit or exemption for undergraduate nursing
courses.The portfolio provides evidence that students have acquired the content
and skills through prior learning and/or practice experiences.
Students may validate prior learning (academic work or professional
experience) by preparing a portfolio to demonstrate acquisition of content
and skills commensurate with outcomes, competencies, or objectives of a
specific course.
The portfolio option may be used for a course(s) as long as it does not interfere
with other university or school course/credit hour policies related to
progression or graduation.
Portfolio courses are graded as satisfactory (S) or Failure (F). Students who are
successful in the portfolio process will be awarded “special credit” for the course
in question through the Indiana University Special Credit process.
To receive portfolio credit, students must be in good academic standing and
demonstrate satisfactory progression toward degree requirements.
Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours on the
campus awarding the degree. Courses/credits which are reviewed for portfolio
credit do not count toward undergraduate residency requirements.
Faculty reserve the right to determine if the student is eligible for the portfolio
alternative.This option will not be entertained when, in the faculty’s expert
judgment, student learning might be compromised.
The success of the portfolio depends on the student’s ability to present sufficient
related materials that meet course objectives/competencies and critical learning
Credit for Certifications
Registered nurses holding valid specialty certification from a professional nursing
organization in an appropriate area of nursing may receive special credit.
The nurse must show proof of certification. A maximum of two credit hours may
be awarded. Contact the academic advisor to initiate the awarding of special