The purpose of the nursing practicum course is to enable students to integrate cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills into professional competencies prior to clinical work. With advances in information technology, e-portfolio focusing on individualized learning, reflection, and self-management has received positive consideration. The nursing profession has since adopted it as part of nursing education.
This study explored the needs and perceptions of students in a baccalaureate nursing program regarding the use of e-portfolio in the final semester practicum course.
This study used semi-structured focus group interviews and applied the principles of content analysis to interview content.
Four key research themes were revealed: (1) anticipated functions achieved, (2) ease of uploading data and showcasing learning results (3) functionality extensions to enhance mobile learning, and (4) policy guidelines for mandatory use and plagiarism prevention.
E-portfolio assists in integrating knowledge, practical skills, and achievement recognition into the learning process. The use of e-portfolio with upgrades can enable learning of clinical competencies by students in preparation for clinical nursing practice.