Strategies for academic portfolios | Nurs 6002 | Walden University


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


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. 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.”

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.