NURS 6003 Discussion: Strategies for Academic Portfolios
NURS 6003 Week 8 Discussion

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 company’s products. Examples are improvement strategies for professionalism and effective professional development strategies.

Similarly, nurse-scholars can build a personal brand for development of visibility and credibility to their work. You can begin building your brand by developing and maintaining a portfolio. Such an activity can help share the results of your efforts and contribute to your success. This week’s Discussion asks you to consider and share graduate study strategies for building your portfolio.

NURS 6003 Discussion: Strategies for Academic Portfolios Preparation
Reflect on strategies for continuing professional development that you can pursue in developing portfolios or portfolio elements that focus on nursing education academic achievements.

Review one or more samples from your own research of resources focused on portfolio development.

By Day 3
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 University’s emphasis on social change. Be specific and provide examples.

Support main post with 3 of more current, credible sources and cite source within content of posting and on a reference list in proper APA.

By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days, by offering additional ideas regarding academic achievements to include or offering alternative ways of presenting the current achievements.

Be sure to offer support from at least 2 current, credible sources in each required response to classmates’ main post and cite per APA.

Writing Guide:====>
Two strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into your professional development goals are:

Attending conferences: Attending conferences is a great way to gain knowledge, network with colleagues, and present your research. By attending conferences, you can learn about the latest advancements and trends in nursing education and contribute to the field. Moreover, presenting your research at a conference can enhance your credibility and visibility, which can be added to your portfolio. For example, attending the National League for Nursing Education Summit provides opportunities for networking, professional development, and learning about new teaching strategies in nursing education (NLN, n.d.).

Publishing scholarly articles: Publishing scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals can showcase your expertise and contribution to the nursing education field. By publishing articles, you can demonstrate your knowledge, research skills, and critical thinking. Moreover, publishing can lead to collaboration opportunities and invitations to speak at conferences. For example, publishing in the Journal of Nursing Education, which is a leading journal in nursing education, can enhance your visibility and recognition in the field (Sage, n.d.).

These goals align with the University’s emphasis on social change as nursing education is an essential component of healthcare. By attending conferences and publishing articles, nurse-scholars can share their expertise and contribute to improving healthcare education and ultimately, patient care. Furthermore, sharing knowledge and collaborating with colleagues can lead to innovations and advancements in the nursing education field, which can have a positive impact on society.


National League for Nursing Education Summit. (n.d.). National League for Nursing. Retrieved from

Sage. (n.d.). Journal of Nursing Education. Retrieved from

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Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 5 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6

To participate in this Discussion:
Week 5 Discussion Resources

NURS 6003 Discussion: Strategies for Academic Portfolios

Required Readings

Burns M.K. 2018 Creating a nursing portfolio Ohio Nurses Review, 93(3), 16-17.

Casey, D. & Egan, D. (2013). The use of professional portfolios for career enhancement. British Journal of Nursing, 15(11), 547–552.

East, R. (2015). Developing a nurse practitioner portfolio. ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 28(4), 35.

Hannans, J. & Olivo, Y. (2017). Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolio. American Nurse Today, 12(11), 48–49

Leahy, R., & Filiatrault, A. (2017). Employers’ perceptions of the benefits of employment electronic portfolios. 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 tool. Nursing Management, 45(4), 52-54.

Spear, M. (2016). Taking charge of your professional growth and development: Where do I start? Plastic Surgical Nursing, 36(3), 100–102. Retrieved from

Walden University. (n.d.). Walden University catalog. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from

Select College of Health Professions, then Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Review the MSN Learning Outcomes on this page.

Walden University (2018). Creation of your curriculum vitae: A building block to your future. Retrieved from

Walden University. (2018). Curriculum Vitae guide: Build your curriculum vitae (c.v.). Retrieved from

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: Overview. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from

NOTE: Download and review the College of Nursing template by navigating to “Program-Specific Templates,” “College of Nursing,” and selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Document: APA Basics Checklist: Citations, Reference List, and Style (PDF)

Document: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Document: PDP Sample Paper (PDF)

Required Media

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2018). Scholars of Change: Reis Woolen [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2018). Scholars of Change: Jackie Kundert [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2018). Scholars of Change: Joan Kempagno [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

NURS 6003 Discussion: Strategies for Academic Portfolios

Also Read:

NURS 6003 Assignment: Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network

NURS 6003 Assignment: Part 2: Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics

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NURS 6003 Week 5 Assignment: Part 5
In this week’s Discussion you were introduced to the concept of an academic portfolio to begin building your own brand. Portfolios have value that go beyond brand-building however. An academic and professional portfolio can also help you to build your own vision and mission and establish your development goals. In this regard, a portfolio becomes yet another tool in your toolbox as you build your success.

In this Assignment, you will continue with your Plan by developing the fifth component: a portfolio for your academic and professional efforts. This will include a strategic plan for professional development.

To Prepare:
Consider your goals for academic accomplishments in nursing administration while a student of the MSN program.

The Assignment:
Using the Template in which you began to work on in Week 1, and have continued working on through this course, in Part 5, you will create a fully developed and accurate curriculum vitae (CV) based on your current education and professional background.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Week 1 Assignment, which was built off of the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.
To create a fully developed and accurate curriculum vitae (CV), you should include the following components:

Personal information: This should include your name, contact information, and any relevant social media handles.

Education: List your academic degrees in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent degree. Include the name of the institution, the degree earned, the major or program, and the date of graduation.

Professional experience: List your work experience in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent job. Include the job title, the name of the organization, the dates of employment, and a brief description of your responsibilities and accomplishments.

Professional memberships and certifications: List any relevant professional memberships or certifications that you have earned. Include the name of the organization, the certification or membership, and the date earned or expiration date.

Research and publications: List any research you have conducted or publications you have authored. Include the title of the research or publication, the name of the journal or publisher, and the date published.

Presentations and lectures: List any presentations or lectures you have given. Include the title of the presentation or lecture, the name of the conference or event, and the date presented.

Honors and awards: List any academic or professional honors and awards you have received. Include the name of the award, the organization presenting the award, and the date received.

When creating your CV, be sure to highlight your academic accomplishments and professional experience in nursing administration. Use clear and concise language, and organize your information in a logical and easy-to-read format.

In addition to your CV, you should also include a strategic plan for professional development. This plan should outline your goals for your academic and professional development, as well as the steps you will take to achieve those goals. Consider the following questions when developing your plan:

What are your long-term career goals in nursing administration?
What academic achievements do you need to reach your career goals?
What professional development opportunities are available to you?
How will you prioritize your time and resources to achieve your goals?
Be specific and realistic in your plan, and set measurable goals with a timeline for completion. Remember to review and update your plan regularly to ensure that you are staying on track and making progress towards your goals.
Your academic and professional portfolio should showcase your accomplishments and highlight your goals for future academic and professional development in nursing administration. By creating a clear and comprehensive portfolio, you will be better prepared to build your brand and achieve success in your chosen field.
By Day 7

Submit Part 5.

Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK1Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Click the Week 5 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

Click the Week 5 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK5Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

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