STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC PORTFOLIOS
In the realm of marketing, a successful branding strategy is one of the most important contributors to organizational success. A solid branding strategy can help add visibility and credibility to a companyâ€™s products.
Similarly, nurse-scholars can build a personal brand to add visibility and credibility to their work. You can begin building your brand by developing and maintaining an academic portfolio. Such an activity can help share the results of your efforts and contribute to your success. This Moduleâ€™s Discussion asks you to consider and share strategies for building your portfolio.
- Reflect on strategies that you can pursue in developing portfolios or portfolio elements that focus on academic achievements.
- Review one or more samples from your own research of resources focused on portfolio development.
Post an explanation of at least two strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into your professional development goals. Then, explain how those goals may align with the Universityâ€™s emphasis on social change. Be specific and provide examples
Burns, M. K. (2018). Creating a nursing portfolioLinks to an external site.. Ohio Nurses Review, 93(3), 16-17.
Casey, D. & Egan, D. (2013). The use of professional portfolios for career enhancementLinks to an external site.. British Journal of Nursing, 15(11), 547â€“552.
East, R. (2015). Developing a nurse practitioner portfolioLinks to an external site.. ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 28(4), 35.
Hannans, J. & Olivo, Y. (2017). Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolioLinks to an external site.. American Nurse Today, 12(11), 48â€“49. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.americannursetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ant11-Digital-Identity-1017a-1.pdf
Leahy, R., & Filiatrault, A. (2017). Employersâ€™ perceptions of the benefits of employment electronic portfoliosLinks to an external site.. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7(2), 217-223.
McMillan, L. R., Parker, F., & Sport, A. (2014). Decisions, decisions! E-portfolio as an effective hiring assessment toolLinks to an external site.. Nursing Management, 45(4), 52-54.
Walden University. (n.d.). Walden University catalogLinks to an external site.. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://catalog.waldenu.edu
Select College of Nursing, then Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Review the MSN Learning Outcomes on this page.
Walden University. (n.d.). Field experience: College of Nursing: Student resources – Graduate coursesLinks to an external site.. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son/applicationprocess?preview=628dc4af1964e1228ef523827b9733ab#s-lg-box-3870501
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: OverviewLinks to an external site.. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates
Note: Download and review the College of Nursing Template by navigating to â€œProgram-Specific Templatesâ€ and then â€œCollege of Nursing,â€ and selecting â€œCollege of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.â€