Week 8: Capstone Synthesis Practicum
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Practicum Project Implementation
Consider what would happen if scholar-practitioners kept their research projects to themselves. Instead of sharing their findings with the community, imagine if they guarded their research and did not allow others to learn and benefit from it. There would be no scholarly conversation, little advancement in a given field, and scant opportunity for social change.
Thankfully, the nursing and healthcare fields provide many avenues for dissemination of research, including informal meetings and symposia, professional and academic conferences, and peer-reviewed publications. Through research, nurse executives work on projects to enhance their own workplaces, but their reach grows as other organizations and the field at large benefit from what they have learned. As you explore these introductory materials, think about which avenue would be most advantageous and feasible for disseminating your Practicum Project findings.
Walden University Center for Research Quality. (n.d.-a). Dissemination resources. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/orsp/dissemination#s-Ig-box-7352058.
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.-h). Writing for publication: Choosing an audience. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/publication/audience.
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.-e). Scholarly voice: Writing Concisely. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/writingconcisely.
Conferences and Poster Presentations
Farrington, M. (2018). Sharing Knowledge through poster presentations. Head and Neck Nursing, 36(1), 4-6. https://sohnnurse.com/wp-content/uploads/Poster-Editoral.pdf.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Note: Browse this site typical calls for conference proposals and abstract requirements.
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.-i). Writing for publication: Conference proposals & presentations. https://academicguides.walden.edu/writingcenter/publication/conference.
Review the types of articles the following journals produce as well as submission requirements for publication:
BMJ Publishing Group. (n.d.). Evidence-Based Nursing. http://ebn.bmj.com/
Elsevier. (n.d.). Nurse Leader. http://www.nurseleader.com/
John Wiley & Sons. (n.d.-a). Journal of Nursing Management https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal /13652834
John Wiley & Son. (n.d.-b). Journal of Nursing Scholarship. https://sigmapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/jpurnal/15475069.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (n.d.). The Journal of Nursing Administration. http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/pages/defalut.aspx.
Rural Nurse Organization. (n.d.). Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health care. http://rnojournal.binghamton.edu/index.php//RNO.
Document: Practicum Project Presentation Overview (PDF)
NURS 6600 Practicum Project Presentation Overview
Also read: Healthcare Models Primary Care
PowerPoint Presentation Notes
Your PowerPoint presentation should exhibit a professional appearance that reflects thoughtful, thorough preparation. Consider the audience’s needs, and use your creativity to design an engaging presentation. Your audience consists of your colleagues and Faculty. This presentation also serves as the Portfolio Assignment for this course.
The use of PowerPoint as a presentation method allows you to create a narrative to convey essential aspects of your Practicum Project. As you develop your presentation, structure the information to provide a logical flow from the beginning (introduction) to the
middle to the end (conclusion).
Determine a title for each slide. As you create each slide, include the slide title at the top to help orient the audience, and make sure the slide text is concise and easy to read.
While you may wish to include a few photos or graphics, be mindful that including too many of these items can be distracting and may result in problems with file size and downloading.
PowerPoint Presentation Instructions
Develop a 12- to 15-slide PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:
A title slide with the following:·
A slide showing presentation objectives·
A summary of the Practicum Project topic, goal, objectives, and rationale·
A summary of the Practicum Project methodology·
A summary of the Practicum Project findings·
Conclusions and recommendations that incorporate an evaluation of the Practicum·
Project findings in terms of utility and potential for impact within the nurse executive specialization and your practicum organization’s environment Examples of scholarly product(s) developed for the Practicum Project, if applicable·
(you may use screenshots or scans to incorporate these items into your presentation)
A summary slide that properly synthesizes and concludes the presentation·
A list of references (including a minimum of five scholarly resources), properly· formatted using APA Style
In addition, you must do the following:
Design your slides appropriately. Presentation design and aesthetics should complement
the work being presented and aim to engage the audience. The evaluation of your
presentation will address not just the appropriateness and inclusion of all required content but also the extent to which the slides are neat, organized, and visually appealing.
Write detailed speaker notes for each slide (except the title and reference slides) to complement the slide content. Speaker notes should be clear, in-depth, and function as augmentation of the slide material.
Document: Poster Abstract Template (Word document).
Discussion (3 pages)
Dissemination of Scholarship Related to the Practicum Project
Throughout this course, you have been developing and implementing your Practicum Project. Dissemination of the findings of your Practicum Project is critical for advancing the nursing field and your specialty area. Without proper dissemination, the Practicum Project cannot achieve its intended impact.
Publishing an article in a respected peer-reviewed journal is one means of reaching an audience interested in evidence-based solutions to nursing practice problems. Other options include conference presentations and poster sessions.
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Think about your Practicum Project. Which groups would find your project findings, conclusions, and recommendations most valuable? Why? How might your focus differ if you were delivering a presentation at a professional conference versus at your practicum site? What would you emphasize if you were publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal related to your specialization as opposed to in an online forum with a wider healthcare readership?
By Day 3
Read a selection of your colleagues’ response By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days, using one or more of the following approaches:
Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link and then select “Create Thread” to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click on Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking on Submits.
Submission and Grading Information
To access your rubric:
Week 8 Discussion Rubric
To Participate in this Discussion: Week 8 Discussion
Assignment Part( 7 pages)
Practicum Project Poster Abstract (APA format 7th ed)
If you want to spark conversation with nursing scholars in person, poster sessions are an appropriate way to disseminate your research. Posters are a typical offering at many professional and academic conferences. In this format, each presenter displays a poster and stands beside it, ready to engage with any participants who walk through the room. As such, posters can be dynamic ways to see audience receptiveness to your research, up close and in real time.
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Specifically, you will develop an abstract for a poster session based on your Practicum Project. The call for abstracts comes from Phi Nu, Walden’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, and is representative of others you may see in the field.
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