Discussion Post Essay Paper

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.  Discussion Post Essay Paper

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.

DISCUSSION 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.

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An explanation of at least two strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into your professional development goals.

There are two strategies that will be applied for including academic activities and accomplishments into professional development goals. First, continuous education that allows me to gain advanced qualifications to take on more professional responsibilities. Attending continuous education programs is an important opportunity for learning and advancing professional nursing techniques. This is based on the awareness that nursing is a lifelong learning process. The field of nursing and health care is constantly improving and evolving through knowledge and technology advancements. Also, techniques changes so that understandings have to change with education allowing nurses to understand the reasons for the changes thereby making a different in nursing practice and outcomes. Continuous education is a means of communicating these improvements and evolutions to nurses. Going for continuous education and highlighting participation is important for showing advanced qualifications (Zaccagnini & Pechacek, 2019).


Second, engaging in nursing forums such as webinars and conferences. The forums offer an opportunity for exchanging information with others, expanding knowledge, getting to know what other nurses experience, finding comfort, and promoting self for professional purposes. The forums are a good marketing platform for promoting professional qualifications. In addition, participating in the forums looks good for employers (potential and current), helps in staying on top of professional trends, and shows dedication to nursing outside the workplace (Joel, 2018).

Explain how those goals may align with the University’s emphasis on social change.

The university’s social change mission and vision is to change nursing practice on a global scale. I believe that improving on my competencies as a nurse, through continuous education and nursing forums, will help to contribute towards the university’s social change mission and vision. Having advanced qualifications and competencies (continuous education) and exchanging ideas on what nursing implies (nursing forums) ensures that I am a better nurse who is capable of providing better care to ensure better outcomes. Also, it makes me more aware of the issues that affect nurses and nursing care so that I can add my voice to policy efforts (Milstead & Short, 2019).


Joel, L. A. (2018). Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials for Role Development (4th ed.). F.A. Davis Company.

Milstead, J. & Short, N. (2019). Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide (6th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Zaccagnini, M., & Pechacek, J. M. (Eds.) (2019). The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.  Discussion Post Essay Paper

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