weekly 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.

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 Module’s Discussion asks you to consider and share strategies for building your portfolio.


: Unless otherwise noted, initial postings to Discussions are due on or before Day 3, and response postings are due on or before Day 6. You are required to participate in the Discussion on at least three different days (a different day for main post and each response). It is important to adhere to the weekly time frame to allow others ample time to respond to your posting. In addition, you are expected to respond to questions directed toward your own initial posting in a timely manner.



Required readings

Required Readings

· Burns, M. K. (2018). 
Creating a nursing portfolio
Links to an external site.
. Ohio Nurses Review, 93(3), 16-17.

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

· East, R. (2015). 
Developing a nurse practitioner portfolio
Links 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 ePortfolio
Links to an external site.
. American Nurse Today, 12(11), 48–49. 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). 
Employers’ perceptions of the benefits of employment electronic portfolios
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. 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
Links to an external site.
. Nursing Management, 45(4), 52-54.

· Walden University. (n.d.). 
Walden University catalog
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. 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 courses
Links 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: Overview
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. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates

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

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

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 


To Prepare:

· 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 University’s emphasis on social change. Be specific and provide examples.


Respond to at least 
two of your colleagues' posts by offering additional ideas regarding academic achievements to include or offering alternative ways of presenting the current achievements.