How will your project advance nursing roles in the healthcare environment?

How will your project advance nursing roles in the healthcare environment?

Applicability to Nursing Practice

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Chamberlain College of Nursing NR-660 Capstone Project
Applicability to Nursing Practice
How will your project advance nursing roles in the healthcare environment?
Project- Team Communication Strategies
The focus this week is on the presentation of your capstone project to your peers. Consider the elements needed to prepare a scholarly presentation first. Next
consider the questions that may be asked and how you will define your work. Get ready for the next destination – Presentation of Scholarly Work!
Course Outcomes
Integrate verbal, written, and technological communication in implementing advanced nursing roles in the health care environment. (PO 3, 11)
Weekly Objectives
• Explain various methods of communication that may be used in the healthcare environment.
• Identify the process of disseminating evidence-based practice to colleagues in the healthcare environment.
Presentation of Scholarly Work
Are We There Yet?
Just as we were excited to start the journey, we are just as excited to be almost there. The process of disseminating evidence-based practice presentations to
colleagues in the healthcare environment will be performed by preparing and presenting your PowerPoint presentation (PPT) to your peers. You will have completed more
miles on your journey to the MSN and graduation.
Presentation of Scholarly Work
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One of the requirements for the course is to present your Capstone Project to your peers. This is just the beginning of the road to more professional presentations in
your career as a nurse executive or educator. Nurses represent nursing in a variety of settings; the most common of these is through attendance at professional nursing
meetings. Presentations require effective communication skills at various levels. This requires the nurse to be able to develop a clear message both verbally and
nonverbally; to use effective presentation methods, such as PowerPoint slides; to use a storytelling approach; and to demonstrate a professional appearance in dress
and in body language. These communication skills empower the nurse to disseminate scholarly work and evidence-based practice to colleagues.
Tips for Presentations
How does one prepare for a presentation? Just as we planned the trip, destination, or route to take on our MSN journey, one also plans the presentation. In this case,
the destination is the topic of your Capstone Project. Think about the type of meeting, time of day, and the image you want to exhibit. Who is your audience and what
message do you want to convey? It is important to plan for this since the presentation’s length and content should be considered. Make an outline of the presentation
considering the objectives, audience, location, and amount of time allotted.
Next, develop the content for the slides. Think about what audiovisuals would support the content. As you are preparing the slides, use a clear font, not a fancy one
that is distracting and difficult for the audience to read. Make sure that the lines of the slides will be legible from a distance and that the slide design is not
distracting. Avoid the use of all capital letters. This implies shouting, is hard to read, and is not visually engaging. Remember the five by seven rule: five to seven
lines per slide with five to seven words per line. The purpose of the bulleted information on the slides is to provide summarized information. You do not want to fill
the slide with paragraphs of information. Carefully proofread the presentation to avoid spelling and grammatical errors.
Prior to giving this presentation to an audience in person, practice, practice, practice! Practice presenting it in front of a mirror, changing the slides, and staying
within the time factor. By practicing the presentation, one can keep in mind the time factor, because the actual presentation will take longer than expected. Don’t try
to memorize the presentation and don’t read each slide word for word. Use speaker notes to supplement the content on the slides.
If you plan to distribute copies of your presentation electronically or as handouts, make sure the copies are legible. The handout needs to include the same
information as the presentation, including citations, if applicable. If the presentation is being used for continuing education credit, include your credentials and
information from your resume (Finkelman & Kenner, 2010).
Giving effective presentations is one way in which nurses may influence the image of nursing. Evidence-based practice can be disseminated among colleagues to advance
nursing roles within the healthcare environment through professional presentations. Think back to this journey, what you have learned, and how you will best promote
the profession of nursing for a future with evidence-based practice.
Finkelman, A., & Kenner, C. (2010). Professional nursing concepts. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett.


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