1. Choose from one of the following topics:
    1. Nursing during an epidemic, pandemic or natural disaster across the country or around the globe
    2. Social media influences on health or health care delivery
    3. The effect of the media on nursing image. How can nurses educate the public and help portray the true image of nursing?
    4. The prevalence and impact of substance abuse among nurses (impaired nursing)
    5. Impact of collective bargaining on the nursing profession
    6. Impact of workplace harassment and violence on the nursing profession
    7. You may select from ONE of the following technological advances and discuss its impact on patient outcomes:
      1. Telehealth technology
      2. Health applications
      3. Health-related/electronic wearables
  2. PPT Presentation will have 8-10 slides, NOT including the title and reference slides. You will also need to include graphics to make your slides interesting.
  3. You are to create bullet points for each slide, not including the title and reference slides. Include speaker notes for each slide by including 4-5 sentences to address the bulleted items on each slide. Please follow APA style and include citations in your speaker notes.
  4. Including a minimum of 4-5 peer research articles as references in the presentation. All research articles needs to be within 5 years from today’s date. No blog, chat, other university or Wikipedia information allowed in presentation.  The PowerPoint presentation must follow APA style. 
  5. Describe in detail your plan for how you would lobby your legislators or local government for funding and support for your chosen current issue or trend. 
  6. Include the following elements in your presentation:
    1. How will the topic impact your role as a nurse in nursing workforce or clinical setting?
    2. Current relevance of the topic
    3. How your topic is integrated and used in clinical practice

You will need to follow these steps below for saving your PowerPoint so that your speaker notes are visible:  

  1. Open your PPT and go to “file” in top left corner.  
  2. Click “print” option. Make sure “print all slides” and “print slides with notes” is selected.  
  3. Go to “Save As” on the left hand side and be sure you save as a PDF.  
  4. Under your save as selection, click “more options”. Select the “Options” button and click the “Publish What” pull-down and then select “Notes Pages.” (If you click slides it will not show the speaker notes)  
  5. Click “OK.”  
  6. Complete your selection process by checking “Open file after publishing” and selecting the “Optimize for: ‘Standard’ and ‘Minimum Size’” choices.  
  7. Click on “Save” next to the “Tools” button at the bottom of the box.

NURS 440 PowerPoint
Template

Student Name
School
Course

Faculty Name/Title
Date

Directions for Powerpoint
1. Include at least 8-10 slides (NOT including title/reference slides)

2. Add bullet points for each slide
3. Include speaker notes for each slide (4-5 sentences) to address bulleted items

4. APA style & include citations in your speaker notes

5. Minimum of 4-5 peer reviewed articles (within the last 5 years) as references

(do not include: blogs, chat, other university or Wikipedia).

6. USE THE SLIDES THAT FOLLOW AS YOUR TEMPLATE

7. Make sure to add colorful graphics, data, graphs, clip art to engage audience,

be creative!

Explain why you chose one of the following topics:

1. Nursing during an epidemic, pandemic, or natural disaster across the country or around the
globe

2. Social media influences on health or health care delivery

3. The effect of the media on nursing image. How can nurses educate the public and help

portray the true image of nursing?

4. The prevalence and impact of substance abuse among nurses (impaired nursing)

5. Impact of collective bargaining on the nursing profession

6. Impact of workplace harassment and violence on the nursing profession

7. You may select from ONE of the following technological advances and discuss its impact on

patient outcomes:

1. Telehealth technology

2. Health applications

3. Health-related/electronic wearables

Why The Topic Was Chosen

How The Topic Impacts Nursing Practice

1. Please show how your topic impacts nursing practice and/or patient care
2. How will the topic impact your role as a nurse in the nursing workforce or in the

clinical setting?

3. What is the current relevance of your topic
4. How is your topic integrated and used in clinical practice

Current Relevance

1. Provide a full description of your topic
2. Describe how your chosen topic is relevant/current to nursing practice
3. Provide a critical analysis supported by evidence based practice that is

credible and timely

Clinical Practice Integration

1. How will the topic impact your role as a nurse in nursing workforce or clinical

setting?

2. Current relevance of the topic

3. How your topic is integrated and used in clinical practice

Plan for Lobbying

1. Describe in detail what you would lobby your legislators or local government
for funding and support for your chosen current issue or trend.

2. What current or proposed legislation already exists that pertains to your
topic?

3. Make ins

NURS 440 Week 8 Rubric – Current Issue/Trend Presentation

NURS 440 Week 8 Rubric – Current Issue/Trend Presentation

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification, definition, and description of your topic background

24 to >21.36 pts

Meets or Exceeds Expectations

Provides full and complete identification, definition and description of the topic background

21.36 to >18.0 pts

Mostly Meets Expectations

Provides partial identification, definition and description of the topic background

18 to >14.16 pts

Below Expectations

Provides brief and incomplete identification, definition and description of the topic background

14.16 to >0 pts

Does Not Meet Expectations

Does not provide brief/incomplete identification and description of the topic background

24 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Analysis and Application

122.4 to >108.94 pts

Meets or Exceeds Expectations

Presents an exemplary articulation and insightful analysis of significant current issue and/or trend in nursing. Ideas are professionally sound and creative; they are supported by scientific evidence that is credible and timely. Draws insightful and comprehensive conclusions and solutions regarding chosen topic.Ideas are professionally sound and creative; they are supported by scientific evidence that is credible and timely. Draws insightful and comprehensive conclusions and solutions regarding chosen topic; Provides fully applications from clinical/personal to practice

108.94 to >91.8 pts

Mostly Meets Expectations

Presents an accurate analysis of significant current issue and/or trend in nursing. Ideas are mostly supported by scientific evidence that is credible and timely. Makes some attempt to draw conclusions and solutions regarding chosen topic.Ideas are mostly supported by scientific evidence that is credible and timely. Makes some attempt to draw conclusions and solutions regarding chosen topic; Provides partially applications from clinical/personal to practice

91.8 to >72.22 pts

Below Expectations

Provides insufficient explanations of significant current issue and/or trend in nursing. Ideas are generally unsupported by scientific evidence, but some attempt has been made. Fails to draw conclusions regarding chosen topic.Ideas are generally unsupp