Role of Professional Nurse: TOPIC: SUICIDE PREVENTION

Criteria for Assignment:

You are scheduled to present at a Health Care Conference. You are Registered Nurse in the community; presenting on the topic for which you have been assigned. You will choose a local organization that supports your assigned topic. Registered Nurses must be involved in the organization. The community has invited you to participate in a Health Fair/Presentation designed to enhance community knowledge about various health issues in the neighborhood. You are encouraged to make a PowerPoint presentation, but you can use whatever presentation software you choose to share with the participants. You will be introduced and present on your topic and organization for 10-15 minutes. After your presentation, questions will be taken from the participants and faculty in the role of Health Care Conference organizers.


Preparation: Title of Assignment: Oral Presentation-Health Care Conference (HCC)

Due Date:




A. Role of Professional Nurse: TOPIC: SUICIDE PREVENTION


Create a PowerPoint (alternative presentation software also permitted) including the following information:

· How the registered nurse serves the community at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention related to your topic.

· Brief description of the organization and how health promotion initiatives served by this organization are organized and financed (Example: How are the health promotion initiatives decided upon and where does the financing come from?).


· Identify quality improvement methods the organization uses and identify the purpose of these.

· Include any significant facts LIKE VISION,MISSION STATEMENT related to the topic and/or organization that may entice the learner’s interest.

· Site your references using APA formatting, including in-text citations and include full reference at the end of your presentation.

(You will be evaluated as a Presenter, and points will be earned, per the attached rubric)








Oral Presentation-HCC Rubric


  Exemplary Proficient Developing Unacceptable Comments Points
CONTENT 10 9.5 9 8.5 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0    
Accuracy and Depth of Content



(Pertains to both Oral Presentation and information presented on PowerPoint)

Information presented is consistently accurate and current. Analysis, application, and synthesis of content is effective and relates to nursing practice. Presentation covers all required components clear and complete. Information presented is accurate. Analysis and application is demonstrated and offers depth to the presentation. Required components addressed, lacks detail/clarity. Gaps in knowledge in some of the information presented. Majority of the required components addressed, but not fully. Minimal content depth. Accuracy of information is questionable. Presentation does not address all of the required components.    
  5 4.5 4 3 2 1 0    
Use of Resources (Required minimum, 3)



(Integration of resources means that it is clear where resources are integrated in the written material with in-text citations and presenter references resources verbally within presentation.)



More than the required number of credible and current resources are used and deeply integrated into the presentation to support the content of the presentation.


Required number of resources are used and cited to support the content of the presentation. Required resources integrated to demonstrate a connection between the source and the content. Required resources not used; lack of resources used to support the content. Does not meet presentation requirements.    
  3 2.5 2 1 0    


(Pertains to information presented on PowerPoint)

Presentation has rare mechanical, grammatical, and APA errors. Presentation has occasional mechanical, grammatical, and APA errors. Additional editing would have been helpful. Presentation needs improvement and attention to improve mechanical, grammatical, and/or APA format. Presentation has significant mechanical, grammatical, and/or APA errors; risk for illegibility or plagiarism.  









  5 4.5 4 3 2 1 0    


(Pertains to Oral Presentation)



Presentation is well planned and paced to enhance the audience’s understanding. Presenter is comfortable, audible, and engages the audience. Presentation appropriate. Delivery of content understandable and audible. Minimally reads from notes. Maintains the attention of the audience. Presentation pacing occasionally too slow or too fast. Presenter appears occasionally uncomfortable and reads from notes. Difficulty hearing the presenter. Presentation pacing difficult to follow. Lack of planning evident. Presenter appears uncomfortable. Audience disengaged.    
  5 4.5 4 3 2 1 0    



(Pertains to Oral Presentation)

Audience able to follow. Presentation is clear, logical, and organized. Complete introduction, development, and conclusion of ideas. Clear and organized. Minimal areas lack development or transition between ideas. Minimal organization. Lack of transition between ideas. Audience follows presentation only with effort. Ideas do not flow. Presentation disorganized overall.    
  4 3.5 3 2 1 0    
Professional Appearance


(Pertains to Oral Presentations)


Appearance is professional and appropriate. Represents self as a professional.




Appearance is appropriate for the occasion. Maintains professionalism throughout presentation. Appearance is acceptable.

Further attention needed to enhance professional representation.

Appearance is inappropriate.

Further attention needed to enhance professional representation.

  5 4.5 4 3 2 1 0    
Use of Communication/ Visual Aids Variety of aids used to enhance the presentation; creative selection of aids to deepen the audience’s understanding. Communication/visual aids professional and applicable to the topic. 1-2 aids used in the presentation to enhance the presentation and audience’s understanding. Aids used but did not stand out or enhance the delivery of the presentation. Aids used inappropriately. Font too small or too much information included. Unimportant information highlighted.    
  3 2.5 2 1 0    
Delivery (Language/ Grammar)



(Pertains to Oral Presentation)

Sentences are complete with grammatical flow. Verbal interactions appropriate and unbiased. Words are chosen for precise meaning and clarity. Consistently clarifies, restates, and responds to questions. Summarizes when needed. Sentences are complete and grammatically flow. Responsive to audience comments and questions. Distracts audience with some grammatical errors and/or use of slang. Missed opportunities for interaction with the audience. Lacks professionalism; inappropriate responses to audience questions.    


Total points________ /40

Competencies Addressed: Met Unmet

· #2A: Reflect on personal and professional actions that demonstrate leadership potential    
· #2F: Recognize the purpose of quality improvement methods