Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement

Subject code: NS5334:03

This subject guides healthcare professionals through the process of building a professional portfolio for continuing professional development and career advancement. Key concepts explored include reflective practice, life-long learning, self-assessment and career development within the context of the student's professional practice.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the different purposes, types, and components of professional portfolios
  • Analyse the relationship between professional portfolios and continuing professional development, standards of practice and career advancement
  • Prepare a professional portfolio that illustrates continuous professional learning against an established set of standards and promotes career development
  • Assess learning needs and design strategies that foster continual professional development and career advancement relevant to a student's context of practice


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This subject forms part of the Advanced Practice, Leadership and Management, and Nurse Education majors in the online Master of Nursing.

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