Week 8: NURS 6003 Student #2

I’m stuck on a Nursing question and need an explanation.

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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.

Student # 2

Portfolio development is a professional requirement, enabling a professional to provide documentary evidence of skills, knowledge, and experience from a range of sources (Casey, D.C. & Egan, D, 2010). Developing a professional portfolio is a significant when pursuing professional or academic advancement opportunities. Portfolios help potential employers reflect on one’s experiences and skills while also allowing identification of one’s academic and professional growth (Hannans & Olivo, 2017). Professional portfolios should help to give the viewer a clear picture of who a person is as a professional. The first strategy in developing a portfolio suggested in the journal Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolio is to decide which platform best fits your needs (Hannans & Olivo, 2017). LinkedIn, is one example of displaying one’s self-making professional connections but it is a type of social media and it does not allow for personalization of the webpage (Hannans & Olivo, 2017). A well-constructed portfolio will show how learning has occurred and development of skills and knowledge over time and have the potential to be a tool to be a resource to support career change and ultimately help a practitioner to implement and promote best practice (Casey, D.C. & Egan, D, 2010).

Another great strategy to use when developing a professional portfolio is to use a “less is best approach,” it should be clear, instructive, and 100% accurate (Smith, 2011). The article How to Build a Professional Portfolio suggests providing examples of your work in your portfolio, such as evaluations or lesson plans that you created (Loretto, 2019). Portfolios are extra to a professional’s resume and could aide in the interview process. As with resumes, portfolios document accomplishments and state timelines of accomplishments. There are different ways to develop portfolios but as this writer believes the ways stated above will help with the process.


Casey, D.C. & Egan, D. (2010). The use of professional portfolios and profiles for career enhancement.. British Journal of Community Nursing, 15(11), 547-552. https://eds-a-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=6

Hannas, J. & Olivo, Y. (2017). Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolio.

Loretto, P. (2019). How to build a professional portfolio. The Balance Careers. Retrieved

from https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-build-a-professional-portfolio-1986901

Smith, L. S. (2011). Showcase your talents with a career portfolio. Nursing 41(7), 54-46.

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000398641.62631.8e.

Prof. Angela


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