Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement

Subject code: NS5334:03

This subject aims to introduce the healthcare professional to the process of building a professional portfolio in the context of continuing professional development and career advancement.

Continuing professional development and career development will be discussed and students will explore and apply concepts related to professional development including reflective practice, life-long learning, and self assessment within their context of practice. Throughout the subject, students will compile their own professional portfolio as a basis for their ongoing professional learning and development.

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 realtionship between professional portfolios and continuing professional development, standards or practice and career andvancement
  • Assess learning needs and design strategies that foster continual professional development and career advancement relevant to a student's context of practice
  • Prepare a professional portfolio that illustrates continuous professional learning against an established set of standards and promotes career development.


Test/Quiz (unweighted mandatory assessment)

Presentation (oral) 40%

Other (portfolio plan) 10%

Portfolio 50%

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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