Assignment: Professional Body Requirement
Assignment: Professional Body Requirement
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KEY POinTs w Maintenance of a portfolio is a professional body requirement for
registered nurses and midwives. w Portfolios offer a wide range of potential benefits for registered nurses
and midwives in terms of their personal and professional development. w These include career enhancement, academic credit for prior learning,
personal development planning and for evidencing advanced skills and knowledge.
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