NURS 440 PowerPoint Template

Directions for NURS 440 PowerPoint Template

  1. Include at least 8-10 slides (NOT including title/reference slides)
  2. Add bullet points for each slide
  3. Include speaker notes for each slide (4-5 sentences) to address bulleted items
  4. APA style & include citations in your speaker notes
  5. Minimum of 4-5 peer-reviewed articles (within the last 5 years) as references (do not include: blogs, chat, other university or Wikipedia).
  7. Make sure to add colorful graphics, data, graphs, clip art to engage the audience, be creative!

Why The Topic Was Chosen

Explain why you chose one of the following nursing research  topics:

  1. Nursing during an epidemic, pandemic, or natural disaster across the country or around the globe
  2. Social media influences on health or health care delivery
  3. The effect of the media on the nursing image. How can nurses educate the public and help portray the true image of nursing?
  4. The prevalence and impact of substance abuse among nurses (impaired nursing)
  5. Impact of collective bargaining on the nursing profession
  6. Impact of workplace harassment and violence on the nursing profession
  7. You may select from ONE of the following technological advances and discuss its impact on patient outcomes:
  • Telehealth technology
  • Health applications
  • Health-related/electronic wearables

How The Topic Impacts Nursing Practice

  1. Please show how your topic impacts nursing practice and/or patient care
  2. How will the topic impact your role as a nurse in the nursing workforce or in the clinical setting?
  3. What is the current relevance of your topic?
  4. How is your topic integrated and used in clinical practice?

Current Relevance

  • Provide a full description of your topic
  • Describe how your chosen topic is relevant/current to nursing practice
  • Provide a critical analysis supported by evidence-based practice that is credible and timely

Clinical Practice Integration

  1. How will the topic impact your role as a nurse in the nursing workforce or clinical setting?
  2. The current relevance of the topic
  3. How your topic is integrated and used in clinical practice

Plan for Lobbying

  1. Describe in detail what you would lobby your legislators or local government for funding and support for your chosen current issue or trend.
  2. What current or proposed legislation already exists that pertains to your topic?
  3. Make insightful, clear, and accurate connections to the importance of lobbying legislators & government


  1. Show insight and comprehensive solutions/conclusions regarding your chosen topic


Remember to:

  1. Include at least 4-5 research articles (Use WCU Online Library)
  2. References need to be within the last 5 years
  3. Do not include: blogs, chats, other universities, Wikipedia
  4. Follow APA style

Directions for Submitting your Powerpoint

  1. Open your PPT and go to “file” in the top left corner.
  2. Click the “print” option. Make sure “print all slides” and “print slides with notes” are selected.
  3. Go to “Save As” on the left-hand side and be sure you save it as a PDF.
  4. Under your save as selection, click “more options”. Select the “Options” button and click the “Publish What” pull-down and then select “Notes Pages.” (If you click slides it will not show the speaker notes)
  5. Click “OK.”
  6. Complete your selection process by checking “Open file after publishing” and selecting the “Optimize for: ‘Standard’ and ‘Minimum Size’” choices.
  7. Click on “Save” next to the “Tools” button at the bottom of the box.