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Week 5 Assignment: Area of Interest PowerPoint Presentation
Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The process for affecting positive change to improve practice outcomes can start with either the identification of an area of interest or the identification of a potential or existing practice problem. Selecting an area of interest helps to define a direction of further inquiry. The purpose of this assessment is for students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected specialty track. Students will identify a common practice problem related to the selected area of interest and provide a recommendation to affect positive change.

Course Outcomes
Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of master’s-prepared nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and quality care.

CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the context of complex systems.

CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings.

Total Points Possible
This assessment is worth 175 points.

Due Date
Submit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5.

Requirements
Criteria for Content

Review literature or reflect on an experience that is related to common concepts and topics specific to your identified specialty track. Information on common topics for specific specialty tracks is located in Course Resources. Reflect on an area of passion that facilitated your specialty track selection. Identify a common issue/concern related to your identified area of interest.

1. In a PowerPoint Presentation, address the following:

a. Introduction to presentation

b. Explain the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession.

c. Discuss a model for developing an evidence-based project

i. Include illustration (diagram) of model

d. Identify specialty track and reasons for selecting this area of study

e. Introduce area of interest

i. Discuss what is known about the concept or topic

ii. Provide common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature

f. Identify a common issue/concern related to your identified area of interest. Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern.

g. Consider factors that might influence the recommended change

i. Identify at least two (2) internal factors that have the potential to influence the change.

ii. Identify at least two (2) external factors that have the potential to influence the change.

h. Identify two (2) AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

i. Conclusion to presentation

j. Provide references

Preparing the paper
Submission Requirements

1. Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013™ to create the PowerPoint presentation.

2. Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides (excluding title and reference slides).

3. Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when applicable.

4. A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must be used.

5. Submission: Submit your file: Last name_First initial_Wk5Assessment_Area of Interest.

Best Practices in Preparing the Project

The following are best practices in preparing this project:

1. Review directions thoroughly.

2. Follow submission requirements.

3. Make sure all elements on the grading rubric are included.

4. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific writing.

5. Review the Creating a Professional Presentation located in Course Resources.

6. Ideas and information that come from scholarly literature must be cited and referenced correctly.

7. A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must be used.

8. Abide by CCN academic integrity policy.

Grading Criteria
Category

Points

%

Description

Introduction

(1 slide)

9

5%

Slide

Identify key concepts that will be presented. Identify sections of the PowerPoint presentation.

Speaker Notes

Provide general information on key concepts that will be addressed in the presentation.

Evidence-Based Projects

(1 slide)

17

10%

Slide

Outline the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession.

Speaker Notes

Explain the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession. Support with scholarly literature.

Conceptual Model

(1 slide)

9

5%

Slide

Provide illustration (diagram) of model

Speaker Notes

Discuss the model for developing an evidence-based project. Include the different steps or components of the model. Support with scholarly literature.

Area of Interest

(2 slides)

35

20%

Slide

Identify specialty track. Introduce the area of interest concept or topic. Identify key themes related to the area of interest.

Speaker Notes

Discuss your specialty track. Provide rationale for selecting this area of interest. How is the area of interest important in to your future professional practice role/setting? Discuss what is known about the concept or topic. Discuss common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature. Support with scholarly literature.

Issue or Concern/ Recommendation for Change

(2 slides)

26

15%

Slide

Identify an issue/concern related to your identified area of interest. Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern.

Speaker Notes

In a discussion, provide evidence this is a common issue/concern in your area of interest. Also, provide evidence to support your selected recommendation for change. Support with scholarly literature.

Factors Influencing Change

(2 slides)

17

10%

Slide

Identify factors that might influence the recommended change.

· Identify at least two (2) internal factors that have the potential to influence the change.

· Identify at least two (2) external factors that have the potential to influence the change.

Speaker Notes

Provide a discussion on the internal and external factors that have the potential to influence the recommended change. Support with scholarly literature.

AACN MSN Essentials

(2 slides)

26

15%

Identify two (2) AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

Speaker Notes

Explain how the two (2) selected AACN Master’s Essentials address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest. Use scholarly literature to support.

Conclusion

(1 slide)

9

5%

Slide

Identify key information presented in PowerPoint presentation.

Speaker Notes

Summarize key information presented in PowerPoint presentation.

APA Format

9

5%

Ideas and information that come from scholarly sources must be cited and referenced correctly. In-text citations must be used and may be provided on the slide or within the speaker notes. Slides, speaker notes, and references are consistent with APA 6th edition format. A minimum of four (4) scholarly references are used.

Presentation of Slides

9

5%

PowerPoint presentation includes title slide, 12 content slides, reference slide(s). Presentation of slides are professional in appearance and tone. Balance among space, words and graphics, and color is effective.

Writing Mechanics

9

5%

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.

Total

175

100

A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above requirements.

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR500

NR500 Guidelines & Rubric.docx_12.11.2017(JC)

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Grading Rubric
Assessment Criteria

Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content Possible Points = 148 Points

Introduction

9 Points

8 Points

7 Points

3 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is concise and includes the following elements:

Slide

· Identifies key concepts that will be presented

· Identifies sections of the PowerPoint presentation

Speaker Notes

Provides general information on key concepts that will be addressed in the presentation

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identifies key concepts that will be presented

· Identifies sections of the PowerPoint presentation

Speaker Notes

Provides general information on key concepts that will be addressed in the presentation

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identifies key concepts that will be presented

· Identifies sections of the PowerPoint presentation

Speaker Notes

Provides general information on key concepts that will be addressed in the presentation

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Slide

· Identifies key concepts that will be presented

· Identifies sections of the PowerPoint presentation

Speaker Notes

Provides general information on key concepts that will be addressed in the presentation

Presentation of information is missing in two or more of the following:

Slide

· Identifies key concepts that will be presented

· Identifies sections of the PowerPoint presentation

Speaker Notes

Provides general information on key concepts that will be addressed in the presentation

Evidence-Based Projects

17 Points

15 Points

14 Points

6 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Outlines the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

Speaker Notes

· Explains the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

· Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Outlines the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

Speaker Notes

· Explains the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

· Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Outlines the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

Speaker Notes

· Explains the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

· Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Slide

· Outlines the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

Speaker Notes

· Explains the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

· Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information in three or more following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:

Slide

· Outlines the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

Speaker Notes

· Explains the importance of master’s-prepared nurses conducting evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession

· Supports with scholarly literature

Conceptual Model

9 Points

8 Points

7 Points

3 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

Provides illustration (diagram) of model

Speaker Notes

· Discusses the model for developing an evidence-based project.

· Includes the different steps or components of the model.

· Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

Provides illustration (diagram) of model

Speaker Notes

· Discusses the model for developing an evidence-based project.

· Includes the different steps or components of the model.

· Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

Provides illustration (diagram) of model

Speaker Notes

· Discusses the model for developing an evidence-based project.

· Includes the different steps or components of the model.

· Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Slide

Provides illustration (diagram) of model

Speaker Notes

· Discusses the model for developing an evidence-based project.

· Includes the different steps or components of the model.

· Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information in two or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:

Slide

Provides illustration (diagram) of model

Speaker Notes

· Discusses the model for developing an evidence-based project.

· Includes the different steps or components of the model.

· Supports with scholarly literature.

Area of Interest

35 Points

31 Points

28 Points

13 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:

Introduces the area of Slide

· Identifies specialty track

· Introduces the area of interest concept or topic

· Identifies key themes related to the area of interest

Speaker Notes

· Discusses specialty track

· Provides rationale for selecting this area of interest

· Discusses how the area of interest is important to future professional practice role/setting

· Discusses what is known about the concept or topic

· Discusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature

· Supports with scholarly literature

·

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Introduces the area of Slide

· Identifies specialty track

· Introduces the area of interest concept or topic

· Identifies key themes related to the area of interest

Speaker Notes

· Discusses specialty track

· Provides rationale for selecting this area of interest

· Discusses how the area of interest is important to future professional practice role/setting

· Discusses what is known about the concept or topic

· Discusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature

· Supports with scholarly literature

·

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:

Introduces the area of Slide

· Identifies specialty track

· Introduces the area of interest concept or topic

· Identifies key themes related to the area of interest

Speaker Notes

· Discusses specialty track

· Provides rationale for selecting this area of interest

· Discusses how the area of interest is important to future professional practice role/setting

· Discusses what is known about the concept or topic

· Discusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature

· Supports with scholarly literature

·

Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Introduces the area of Slide

· Identifies specialty track

· Introduces the area of interest concept or topic

· Identifies key themes related to the area of interest

Speaker Notes

· Discusses specialty track

· Provides rationale for selecting this area of interest

· Discusses how the area of interest is important to future professional practice role/setting

· Discusses what is known about the concept or topic

· Discusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature

· Supports with scholarly literature

·

Presentation of information in three or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:

Introduces the area of Slide

· Identifies specialty track

· Introduces the area of interest concept or topic

· Identifies key themes related to the area of interest

Speaker Notes

· Discusses specialty track

· Provides rationale for selecting this area of interest

· Discusses how the area of interest is important to future professional practice role/setting

· Discusses what is known about the concept or topic

· Discusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature

· Supports with scholarly literature

·

Issue or Concern/ Recommendation for Change

26 Points

23 Points

21 Points

10 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

Identifies an issue/concern related to identified area of interest

Provides a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern

Speaker Notes

Discusses evidence that supports the issue/concern is common in the area of interest

Provides evidence to support selected recommendation for change

Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

Identifies an issue/concern related to identified area of interest

Provides a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern

Speaker Notes

Discusses evidence that supports the issue/concern is common in the area of interest

Provides evidence to support selected recommendation for change

Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

Identifies an issue/concern related to identified area of interest

Provides a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern

Speaker Notes

Discusses evidence that supports the issue/concern is common in the area of interest

Provides evidence to support selected recommendation for change

Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Slide

Identifies an issue/concern related to identified area of interest

Provides a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern

Speaker Notes

Discusses evidence that supports the issue/concern is common in the area of interest

Provides evidence to support selected recommendation for change

Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information in three or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:

Slide

Identifies an issue/concern related to identified area of interest

Provides a recommendation for positive change related to the identified issue/concern

Speaker Notes

Discusses evidence that supports the issue/concern is common in the area of interest

Provides evidence to support selected recommendation for change

Supports with scholarly literature.

Factors Influencing Change

17 Points

15 Points

14 Points

6 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identifies at least two (2) internal factors that have the potential to influence the change

· Identifies at least two (2) external factors that have the potential to influence the change

Speaker Notes

· Provides a discussion on the internal and external factors that have the potential to influence the recommended change

· Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identifies at least two (2) internal factors that have the potential to influence the change

· Identifies at least two (2) external factors that have the potential to influence the change

Speaker Notes

· Provides a discussion on the internal and external factors that have the potential to influence the recommended change

· Supports with scholarly literature.

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identifies at least two (2) internal factors that have the potential to influence the change

· Identifies at least two (2) external factors that have the potential to influence the change

Speaker Notes

· Provides a discussion on the internal and external factors that have the potential to influence the recommended change

· Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Slide

· Identifies at least two (2) internal factors that have the potential to influence the change

· Identifies at least two (2) external factors that have the potential to influence the change

Speaker Notes

· Provides a discussion on the internal and external factors that have the potential to influence the recommended change

· Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information in three or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:

Slide

· Identifies at least two (2) internal factors that have the potential to influence the change

· Identifies at least two (2) external factors that have the potential to influence the change

Speaker Notes

· Provides a discussion on the internal and external factors that have the potential to influence the recommended change

· Supports with scholarly literature

AACN MSN Essentials

26 Points

23 Points

21 Points

10 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identify two (2) AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

Speaker Notes

· Explain how the two (2) selected AACN Master’s Essentials address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

· Use scholarly literature to support. Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identify two (2) AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

Speaker Notes

· Explain how the two (2) selected AACN Master’s Essentials address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

· Use scholarly literature to support. Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

· Identify two (2) AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

Speaker Notes

· Explain how the two (2) selected AACN Master’s Essentials address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

· Use scholarly literature to support. Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information in one or two of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Slide

· Identify two (2) AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

Speaker Notes

· Explain how the two (2) selected AACN Master’s Essentials address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

· Use scholarly literature to support. Supports with scholarly literature

Presentation of information in three or more of the following elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following:

Slide

· Identify two (2) AACN Master’s Essentials that address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

Speaker Notes

· Explain how the two (2) selected AACN Master’s Essentials address or support an evidence-based project related to your area of interest.

· Use scholarly literature to support. Supports with scholarly literature

Conclusion

9 Points

8 Points

7 Points

3 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and includes the following element:

Slide

Identifies key information presented in PowerPoint

Speaker Notes

Summarizes key information presented in PowerPoint

Presentation of information is superficial in places and includes all of the following elements:

Slide

Identifies key information presented in PowerPoint

Speaker Notes

Summarizes key information presented in PowerPoint

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in the following element:

Slide

Identifies key information presented in PowerPoint

Speaker Notes

· Summarizes key information presented in PowerPoint

Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations or is missing the following:

Slide

Identifies key information presented in PowerPoint

Speaker Notes

Summarizes key information presented in PowerPoint

Presentation of information in the following elements is missing:

Slide

Identifies key information presented in PowerPoint

Speaker Notes

· Summarizes key information presented in PowerPoint

Content Subtotal ___ /148 points

Format Possible Points = 27 Points

APA Format

9 Points

8 Points

7 Points

3 Points

0 Points

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the following:

· In-text citations are used and provided on the slide or within the speaker notes.

· Slides, speaker notes, and references are consistent with APA 6th edition format.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

0 to 1 APA error is present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the following:

· In-text citations are used and provided on the slide or within the speaker notes.

· Slides, speaker notes, and references are consistent with APA 6th edition format.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

2–3 APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the following:

· In-text citations are used and provided on the slide or within the speaker notes.

· Slides, speaker notes, and references are consistent with APA 6th edition format.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

4–5 APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the following:

· In-text citations are used and provided on the slide or within the speaker notes.

· Slides, speaker notes, and references are consistent with APA 6th edition format.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

6–7 APA errors are present

APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the following:

· In-text citations are used and provided on the slide or within the speaker notes.

· Slides, speaker notes, and references are consistent with APA 6th edition format.

One deduction for each type of APA format error.

8 or greater APA errors are present

References and Slide Count

Note: Students are to use at least four (4) scholarly references. The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides (excluding title and reference slides).

4 Point deduction

Does not use at least four (4) scholarly references and/or does not meet or exceeds required number of slides.

Presentation of Slides

9 Points

8 Points

3 Points

0 Points

PowerPoint presentation addresses all of the following elements:

· Title slide

· Reference slide(s)

· Slides are professional in appearance and tone.

· Slides are balanced spatially, including words and graphics.

· Color is effective.

PowerPoint presentation does not address one or two of the following elements:

· Title slide

· Reference slide(s)

· Slides are professional in appearance and tone.

· Slides are balanced spatially, including words and graphics.

· Color is effective.

PowerPoint presentation does not address three of the following elements:

· Title slide

· Reference slide(s)

· Slides are professional in appearance and tone.

· Slides are balanced spatially, including words and graphics.

· Color is effective.

PowerPoint does not address four or more of the following elements:

· Title slide

· Reference slide(s)

· Slides are professional in appearance and tone.

· Slides are balanced spatially, including words and graphics.

· Color is effective.

Writing Mechanics

9 Points

8 Points

7 Points

3 Points

0 Points

1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

3–4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

5–6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

7–8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual

Format Subtotal ____/27 points

Total Points ____/175 points

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