Explain the importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and profession.

Assessment 3: 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.
Areas of interests can be categorized as concepts or topics. A concept is
generally a broader interpretation; whereas a topic is a more specific or
narrow focus of an area of interest. The purpose of this assessment is for
students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected
specialty track.

Course Outcomes

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

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of masters-prepared
nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and
quality care. (POs 1, 2, 3, and 10)
CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the
context of complex systems (POs 1, 2, 3, 8, and 11)
CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to
improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (POs 4, 5, and 9)

Total Points Possible

This assessment is worth 150 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.
1. In a
PowerPoint Presentation, address the following.
a. Introduction
to presentation
b. Explain the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession.
c. Discuss a
model for developing an evidence-based project.

i. Include illustration 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. Provide a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest.
i. Identify internal factors that have the
potential to influence the change.

ii. Identify external factors
that have the potential to influence the change.
g. Identify two
AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
addresses.
h. Conclusion to
presentation
i. Provide
references
Preparing the paper

Submission Requirements

Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013 to create the
PowerPoint presentation.
Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides
(excluding title and reference slides).
Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when
applicable.
A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must
be used.
Submission: Submit your files.

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)
6
4%
Introduction includes general information on what will be
presented. Identify sections of the PowerPoint presentation.
Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects
(2 slides)
24
16%
Explain the importance of evidence-based projects related to
nursing practice and profession. Discuss a model for developing an
evidence-based project. Include illustration of model. Speaker notes and/or
slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support
your position.
Specialty Track
(1 slide)
9
6%
Identify specialty track. Provide rationale for selecting
this area of study.
Area of Interest
(2 slides)
27
18%
Introduce the area of interest concept or topic. Discuss
what is known about the concept or topic. Provide common themes, ideas, or
facts found in literature. Speaker notes include in-text citations from
scholarly nursing literature.
Recommendation for Change
(3 slides)
30
20%
Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the
area of interest. What is a potential solution to promote change in specialty
area related to the selected concept or topic? Identify internal factors that
have the potential to influence the change. Identify external factors that have
the potential to influence the change. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.
AACN Maters Essentials
(2 slides)
27
18%
Identify two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based
project or area of interest addresses. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.
Conclusion
(1 slide)
9
6%
Summarize key information presented in PowerPoint
presentation.
APA Format
6
4%
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
6
4%
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

6

4%

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

150

100

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

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 = 132 Points
Introduction

6 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is concise and includes the
following element.

Identification of sections of the presentation

Presentation of information is missing the following.

Identification of sections of the presentation
Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects
24 Points

22 Points

19 Points

14 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession
Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project
Includes
illustration of model
Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information in two or more following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Specialty Track

9 Points

7 Points

5 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
specialty track
Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study
Includes
speaker notes

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
specialty track

Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study

Includes
speaker notes
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Identifies
specialty track
Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study
Includes
speaker notes
Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Identifies
specialty track

Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study.

Includes
speaker notes
Area of Interest
27 Points
24 Points
22 Points
16 Points
0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic
Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Introduces the area of interest concept or topic
Discusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature
related to area of interest
Speaker notes include in-text citations from scholarly
nursing literature.
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic

Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest

Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic

Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest

Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic

Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest

Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Recommendation for Change

30 Points

27 Points

24 Points

18 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

AACN Masters Essentials
27 Points
24 Points
22 Points
16 Points
0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Conclusion
9 Points

7 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes the following element.
Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in the
following element.
Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation

Presentation of information in the following element is
missing.
Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation
Content Subtotal ___ /132 points
Format Possible Points = 18 Points
APA Format
6 Points

5 Points

4 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.
23 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.

45 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.

67 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
Number of references

(Note: Students are to use at least four (4) scholarly
references.)

4 Point deduction

Does not use at least four (4) scholarly references.
Presentation of Slides
6 Points

5 Points

3 Points

0 Points

PowerPoint presentation addresses all of the following
elements.
Title slide
1012
content slides
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 two of the
following elements.
Title slide
1012
content slides
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
1012
content slides
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
1012
content slides
Reference
slide(s)
Slides are
professional in appearance and tone.
Slides are
balanced spatially, including words and graphics.
Color is
effective.
Writing Mechanics
6 Points

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

0 Points

12 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

34 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

56 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

78 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 ____/18 points

Total Points ____/150points
Comments:Assessment 3: Area of Interest PowerPoint PresentationGuidelines with Scoring RubricPurposeThe 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.
Areas of interests can be categorized as concepts or topics. A concept is
generally a broader interpretation; whereas a topic is a more specific or
narrow focus of an area of interest. The purpose of this assessment is for
students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected
specialty track. Course OutcomesThrough this assessment, the student will meet the following
Course Outcomes.CO 1: Assessment 3: 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.
Areas of interests can be categorized as concepts or topics. A concept is
generally a broader interpretation; whereas a topic is a more specific or
narrow focus of an area of interest. The purpose of this assessment is for
students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected
specialty track.

Course Outcomes

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

CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of masters-prepared
nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and
quality care. (POs 1, 2, 3, and 10)
CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the
context of complex systems (POs 1, 2, 3, 8, and 11)
CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to
improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (POs 4, 5, and 9)

Total Points Possible

This assessment is worth 150 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.
1. In a
PowerPoint Presentation, address the following.
a. Introduction
to presentation
b. Explain the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession.
c. Discuss a
model for developing an evidence-based project.

i. Include illustration 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. Provide a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest.
i. Identify internal factors that have the
potential to influence the change.

ii. Identify external factors
that have the potential to influence the change.
g. Identify two
AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
addresses.
h. Conclusion to
presentation
i. Provide
references
Preparing the paper

Submission Requirements

Application: Use Microsoft Word 2013 to create the
PowerPoint presentation.
Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides
(excluding title and reference slides).
Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when
applicable.
A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must
be used.
Submission: Submit your files.

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)
6
4%
Introduction includes general information on what will be
presented. Identify sections of the PowerPoint presentation.
Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects
(2 slides)
24
16%
Explain the importance of evidence-based projects related to
nursing practice and profession. Discuss a model for developing an
evidence-based project. Include illustration of model. Speaker notes and/or
slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support
your position.
Specialty Track
(1 slide)
9
6%
Identify specialty track. Provide rationale for selecting
this area of study.
Area of Interest
(2 slides)
27
18%
Introduce the area of interest concept or topic. Discuss
what is known about the concept or topic. Provide common themes, ideas, or
facts found in literature. Speaker notes include in-text citations from
scholarly nursing literature.
Recommendation for Change
(3 slides)
30
20%
Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the
area of interest. What is a potential solution to promote change in specialty
area related to the selected concept or topic? Identify internal factors that
have the potential to influence the change. Identify external factors that have
the potential to influence the change. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.
AACN Maters Essentials
(2 slides)
27
18%
Identify two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based
project or area of interest addresses. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.
Conclusion
(1 slide)
9
6%
Summarize key information presented in PowerPoint
presentation.
APA Format
6
4%
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
6
4%
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

6

4%

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

150

100

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

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 = 132 Points
Introduction

6 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is concise and includes the
following element.

Identification of sections of the presentation

Presentation of information is missing the following.

Identification of sections of the presentation
Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects
24 Points

22 Points

19 Points

14 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession
Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project
Includes
illustration of model
Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Presentation of information in two or more following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession

Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project

Includes
illustration of model

Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.
Specialty Track

9 Points

7 Points

5 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
specialty track
Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study
Includes
speaker notes

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
specialty track

Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study

Includes
speaker notes
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Identifies
specialty track
Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study
Includes
speaker notes
Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Identifies
specialty track

Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study.

Includes
speaker notes
Area of Interest
27 Points
24 Points
22 Points
16 Points
0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic
Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Introduces the area of interest concept or topic
Discusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature
related to area of interest
Speaker notes include in-text citations from scholarly
nursing literature.
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic

Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest

Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic

Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest

Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic

Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest

Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Recommendation for Change

30 Points

27 Points

24 Points

18 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest
Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change
Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.

AACN Masters Essentials
27 Points
24 Points
22 Points
16 Points
0 Points
Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following.
Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address
Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.
Conclusion
9 Points

7 Points

0 Points

Presentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes the following element.
Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation

Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in the
following element.
Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation

Presentation of information in the following element is
missing.
Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation
Content Subtotal ___ /132 points
Format Possible Points = 18 Points
APA Format
6 Points

5 Points

4 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.
23 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.

45 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.

67 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
Number of references

(Note: Students are to use at least four (4) scholarly
references.)

4 Point deduction

Does not use at least four (4) scholarly references.
Presentation of Slides
6 Points

5 Points

3 Points

0 Points

PowerPoint presentation addresses all of the following
elements.
Title slide
1012
content slides
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 two of the
following elements.
Title slide
1012
content slides
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
1012
content slides
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
1012
content slides
Reference
slide(s)
Slides are
professional in appearance and tone.
Slides are
balanced spatially, including words and graphics.
Color is
effective.
Writing Mechanics
6 Points

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

0 Points

12 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

34 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

56 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

78 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 ____/18 points

Total Points ____/150points
Comments:Assessment 3: Area of Interest PowerPoint PresentationGuidelines with Scoring RubricPurposeThe 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.
Areas of interests can be categorized as concepts or topics. A concept is
generally a broader interpretation; whereas a topic is a more specific or
narrow focus of an area of interest. The purpose of this assessment is for
students to identify and discuss an area of interest specific to their selected
specialty track. Course OutcomesThrough this assessment, the student will meet the following
Course Outcomes.CO 1: Examine roles and competencies of masters-prepared
nurses essential to performing as leaders and advocates of holistic, safe, and
quality care. (POs 1, 2, 3, and 10)CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the
context of complex systems (POs 1, 2, 3, 8, and 11)CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to
improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (POs 4, 5, and 9) Total Points PossibleThis assessment is worth 150 points.Due DateSubmit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of
Week 5.RequirementsCriteria for ContentReview 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. 1. In a
PowerPoint Presentation, address the following.a. Introduction
to presentationb. Explain the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession.c. Discuss a
model for developing an evidence-based project.
i. Include illustration of
modeld. 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. Provide a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest. i. Identify internal factors that have the
potential to influence the change.
ii. Identify external factors
that have the potential to influence the change.g. Identify two
AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
addresses.h. Conclusion to
presentationi. Provide
referencesPreparing the paperSubmission RequirementsApplication: Use Microsoft Word 2013 to create the
PowerPoint presentation. Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides
(excluding title and reference slides). Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when
applicable.A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must
be used.Submission: Submit your files. Best Practices in Preparing the ProjectThe 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 CriteriaCategoryPoints%DescriptionIntroduction(1 slide)64%Introduction includes general information on what will be
presented. Identify sections of the PowerPoint presentation. Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects(2 slides)2416%Explain the importance of evidence-based projects related to
nursing practice and profession. Discuss a model for developing an
evidence-based project. Include illustration of model. Speaker notes and/or
slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support
your position.Specialty Track(1 slide)96%Identify specialty track. Provide rationale for selecting
this area of study.Area of Interest (2 slides)2718%Introduce the area of interest concept or topic. Discuss
what is known about the concept or topic. Provide common themes, ideas, or
facts found in literature. Speaker notes include in-text citations from
scholarly nursing literature.Recommendation for Change(3 slides)3020%Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the
area of interest. What is a potential solution to promote change in specialty
area related to the selected concept or topic? Identify internal factors that
have the potential to influence the change. Identify external factors that have
the potential to influence the change. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.AACN Maters Essentials(2 slides)2718%Identify two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based
project or area of interest addresses. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.Conclusion(1 slide)96%Summarize key information presented in PowerPoint
presentation.APA Format64%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 Slides64%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 Mechanics64%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.Total150100A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above
requirements. Grading RubricAssessment CriteriaExceptional(100%)Outstanding or highest level of performanceExceeds(88%)Very good or high level of performanceMeets(80%)Competent or satisfactory level of performanceNeeds Improvement(38%)Poor or failing level of performanceDeveloping(0)Unsatisfactory level of performance Content Possible Points = 132 PointsIntroduction 6 Points 0 PointsPresentation of information is concise and includes the
following element.
Identification of sections of the presentation Presentation of information is missing the following.
Identification of sections of the presentation Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects24 Points22 Points19 Points14 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information in two or more following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Specialty Track 9 Points 7 Points5 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study Includes
speaker notes Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study Includes
speaker notesPresentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study Includes
speaker notesPresentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study. Includes
speaker notesArea of Interest 27 Points24 Points22 Points16 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Introduces the area of interest concept or topicDiscusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature
related to area of interestSpeaker notes include in-text citations from scholarly
nursing literature.Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Recommendation for Change 30 Points27 Points24 Points18 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. AACN Masters Essentials27 Points24 Points22 Points16 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Conclusion9 Points 7 Points 0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes the following element. Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in the
following element. Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation Presentation of information in the following element is
missing. Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentationContent Subtotal ___ /132 pointsFormat Possible Points = 18 PointsAPA Format6 Points5 Points4 Points3 Points0 PointsAPA 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 presentAPA 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.23 APA errors are presentAPA 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. 45 APA errors are presentAPA 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. 67 APA errors are presentAPA 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 presentNumber of references (Note: Students are to use at least four (4) scholarly
references.) 4 Point deduction Does not use at least four (4) scholarly references. Presentation of Slides6 Points5 Points 3 Points0 PointsPowerPoint presentation addresses all of the following
elements. Title slide 1012
content slides 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 two of the
following elements. Title slide 1012
content slides 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 1012
content slides 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 1012
content slides Reference
slide(s) Slides are
professional in appearance and tone. Slides are
balanced spatially, including words and graphics. Color is
effective.Writing Mechanics6 Points5 Points4 Points3 Points0 Points12 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 34 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 56 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 78 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 manualFormat Subtotal ____/18 points Total Points ____/150pointsComments:(POs 1, 2, 3, and 10)CO 3: Analyze essential skills needed to lead within the
context of complex systems (POs 1, 2, 3, 8, and 11)CO 4: Explore the process of scholarship engagement to
improve health and healthcare outcomes in various settings. (POs 4, 5, and 9) Total Points PossibleThis assessment is worth 150 points.Due DateSubmit your file(s) by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of
Week 5.RequirementsCriteria for ContentReview 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. 1. In a
PowerPoint Presentation, address the following.a. Introduction
to presentationb. Explain the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession.c. Discuss a
model for developing an evidence-based project.
i. Include illustration of
modeld. 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. Provide a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest. i. Identify internal factors that have the
potential to influence the change.
ii. Identify external factors
that have the potential to influence the change.g. Identify two
AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
addresses.h. Conclusion to
presentationi. Provide
referencesPreparing the paperSubmission RequirementsApplication: Use Microsoft Word 2013 to create the
PowerPoint presentation. Length: The PowerPoint presentation must be 12 total slides
(excluding title and reference slides). Speaker notes are used and include in-text citations when
applicable.A minimum of four (4) scholarly literature references must
be used.Submission: Submit your files. Best Practices in Preparing the ProjectThe 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 CriteriaCategoryPoints%DescriptionIntroduction(1 slide)64%Introduction includes general information on what will be
presented. Identify sections of the PowerPoint presentation. Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects(2 slides)2416% Explain the importance of evidence-based projects related to
nursing practice and profession. Discuss a model for developing an
evidence-based project. Include illustration of model. Speaker notes and/or
slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature that support
your position.Specialty Track(1 slide)96%Identify specialty track. Provide rationale for selecting
this area of study.Area of Interest (2 slides)2718%Introduce the area of interest concept or topic. Discuss
what is known about the concept or topic. Provide common themes, ideas, or
facts found in literature. Speaker notes include in-text citations from
scholarly nursing literature.Recommendation for Change(3 slides)3020%Provide a recommendation for positive change related to the
area of interest. What is a potential solution to promote change in specialty
area related to the selected concept or topic? Identify internal factors that
have the potential to influence the change. Identify external factors that have
the potential to influence the change. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.AACN Maters Essentials(2 slides)2718%Identify two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based
project or area of interest addresses. Speaker notes include in-text citations
from scholarly nursing literature.Conclusion(1 slide)96%Summarize key information presented in PowerPoint
presentation.APA Format64%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 Slides64%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 Mechanics64%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.Total150100A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above
requirements. Grading RubricAssessment CriteriaExceptional(100%)Outstanding or highest level of performanceExceeds(88%)Very good or high level of performanceMeets(80%)Competent or satisfactory level of performanceNeeds Improvement(38%)Poor or failing level of performanceDeveloping(0)Unsatisfactory level of performance Content Possible Points = 132 PointsIntroduction 6 Points 0 PointsPresentation of information is concise and includes the
following element.
Identification of sections of the presentation Presentation of information is missing the following.
Identification of sections of the presentation Discussion of Evidence-Based Projects24 Points22 Points19 Points14 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Presentation of information in two or more following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Explains the
importance of evidence-based projects related to nursing practice and
profession Discusses a
model for developing an evidence-based project Includes
illustration of model Speaker
notes and/or slides include in-text citations from scholarly nursing
literature.Specialty Track 9 Points 7 Points5 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study Includes
speaker notes Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study Includes
speaker notesPresentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study Includes
speaker notesPresentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Identifies
specialty track Provides
rationale for selecting this area of study. Includes
speaker notesArea of Interest 27 Points24 Points22 Points16 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Introduces the area of interest concept or topicDiscusses common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature
related to area of interestSpeaker notes include in-text citations from scholarly
nursing literature.Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Introduces
the area of interest concept or topic Discusses
common themes, ideas, or facts found in literature related to area of interest Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Recommendation for Change 30 Points27 Points24 Points18 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Provides a
recommendation for positive change related to the area of interest Identifies
internal factors that have the potential to influence the change Identifies
external factors that have the potential to influence the change Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature. AACN Masters Essentials27 Points24 Points22 Points16 Points0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information is superficial in places and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated and
includes all of the following elements. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in one of the following elements
fails to meet expectations or is missing the following. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Presentation of information in two or more of the following
elements fail to meet expectations or are missing the following. Identifies
two AACN Masters Essentials that an evidence-based project or area of interest
address Speaker
notes include in-text citations from scholarly nursing literature.Conclusion9 Points 7 Points 0 PointsPresentation of information is comprehensive and concise and
includes the following element. Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation Presentation of information is minimally demonstrated in the
following element. Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentation Presentation of information in the following element is
missing. Summarizes
key information presented in PowerPoint presentationContent Subtotal ___ /132 pointsFormat Possible Points = 18 PointsAPA Format6 Points5 Points4 Points3 Points0 PointsAPA 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 presentAPA 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.23 APA errors are presentAPA 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. 45 APA errors are presentAPA 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. 67 APA errors are presentAPA 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 presentNumber of references (Note: Students are to use at least four (4) scholarly
references.) 4 Point deduction Does not use at least four (4) scholarly references. Presentation of Slides6 Points5 Points 3 Points0 PointsPowerPoint presentation addresses all of the following
elements. Title slide 1012
content slides 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 two of the
following elements. Title slide 1012
content slides 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 1012
content slides 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 1012
content slides Reference
slide(s) Slides are
professional in appearance and tone. Slides are
balanced spatially, including words and graphics. Color is
effective.Writing Mechanics6 Points5 Points4 Points3 Points0 Points12 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 34 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 56 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 78 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 manualFormat Subtotal ____/18 points Total Points ____/150pointsComments:

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