Issues and Trends in Nursing Assignments

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Start by reading and following these instructions:

  1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.
  2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.
  3. Consider the course discussions so far and any insights gained from it.
  4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources if needed, use APA style as required, and check your spelling.


Teaching Violence in the Workplace

Create a teaching PowerPoint presentation that addresses each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. Use clear headings that allow your professor to know which bullet you are addressing on the slides in your presentation. Support your content with at least three (3) sources using APA citations throughout your presentation. Make sure to cite the sources using the APA writing style for the presentation. Include a slide for your references at the end. Follow best practices for PowerPoint presentations related to text size, color, images, effects, wordiness, and multimedia enhancements. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

This week you are to create a PowerPoint as if you are teaching this information to your colleagues.

  • Guns in the Workplace: prepare for an active shooter (what is the protocol and preparations your workplace has taken – if none have been developed describe what should be taken). What is the responsibility as a nurse caring for patients in an active shooter scenario?
  • Bullying in Nursing: Bullying in the nursing workforce has become an increasing topic of concern. Research this topic and describe reasons why bullying is a problem in nursing. Provide suggestions for a new nurse who is being bullied by coworkers. What is your responsibility if you see a fellow nurse being bullied?
  • Title Slide (1 slide)
  • Objective Slide (1 slide)
  • Preparing for an active shooter (2-3 slides)
  • Responsibility for patients in an active shooter scenario? (1-2 slides).
  • Why bullying is a problem in nursing (2-3 slides)
  • Suggestions for a new nurse being bullied (2-3 slides)
  • Your responsibility (1-2 slides)
  • References (1 slide)

Assignment Expectations:

Length: 11-16 slides

Structure: Include a title slide, objective slide, content slides, reference slide in APA format.

References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of three (3) scholarly sources are required for this assignment.

Rubric: This assignment uses a rubric for scoring. Please review it as part of your assignment preparation and again prior to submission to ensure you have addressed its criteria at the highest level.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft PPT document (.pptx) or a PDF document (.pdf)

File name: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the assignment number (for example, “RHall Assignment 1.docx”)

Rubric Name: Undergrad Simple Essay Rubric v1

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Rubric Name: Nursing Undergrad PowerPoint Assignment Rubric v1

This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.CriteriaDoes Not Meet Expectations

Approaches Expectations

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Criterion: Content/Quality of Information Weight: 40%

0 points

(0 – 25 pts.)

Topic is inappropriate to assignment, not based on scholarly information (if required), unclear and difficult to understand, no hyperlinks to credible sites; did not include required assignment components; slide notes missing (if required).

26 points

(26 – 29 pts.)

Topic is mostly covered and appropriate to assignment, but not based on scholarly information (if required); mostly clear and understandable; may contain hyperlinks to non-credible sites; some of required assignment components are present; minimal use of slide notes (if required).

30 points

(30 – 35 pts.)

Good coverage of topic and appropriate to assignment; sound, research-based (if required) information; clear and understandable; hyperlinks to credible sites; all required assignment components are accurate and present; slide notes used appropriately (if required).

40 points

(36 – 40 pts.)

In-depth coverage of topic and assignment components; outstanding clarity of information; detailed slide notes ensure all required content is well explained (if required).

/ 40

Criterion: Presentation Weight: 20%

0 points

(0 – 12 pts.)

Unattractive; difficult to interpret; poor color choice and slide contrast; slide presentation unorganized; slide effects detract from the content; missing slide headings or sub-headings (if required for organization purposes); missing title/reference slides.

13 points

(13 – 14 pts.)

Attractive but somewhat difficult to interpret; somewhat pleasing contrast between text and background, slide presentation may be somewhat disorganized; transitions and slide effects detract from the content; may be missing title or reference slides; included slide headings/sub-headings may detract from presentation.

15 points

(15 – 17 pts.)

Attractive; easy to interpret, pleasing colors with strong contrast between text and background, slide presentation organized, good use of transitions and slide effects which enhance the presentation; both title and reference slides are present. Slide headings/sub-headings are used appropriately to organize the presentation.

20 points

(18 – 20 pts.)

Excellent use of transitions and effects that enhance the presentation. Presentation is organized and designed for maximum impact of content.

/ 20

Criterion: Use of Multimedia, Graphics, Diagrams, and/or Illustrations Weight: 30%

0 points

(0 – 19 pts.)

Does not include required multimedia, graphics, diagrams, and/or illustrations or they are irrelevant to topic or detract from slide content or presentation as a whole.

20 points

(20 – 22 pts.)

Required multimedia, graphics, diagrams, and/or illustrations are generally relevant but some may not appropriately support the slide content.

23 points

(23 – 26 pts.)

Required multimedia, graphics, diagrams, and/or illustrations are highly relevant and acceptably support the slide content; sized and positioned appropriately.

30 points

(27 – 30 pts.)

Required multimedia, graphics, diagrams, and/or illustrations add clarity and sophistication to the presentation content; they improve the effectiveness of the presentation.

/ 30

Criterion: Writing, Mechanics, and APA Weight: 10%

0 points

(0 – 6 pts.)

Style is inappropriate or does not address given audience, purpose, etc. Inconsistent grammar, spelling, and punctuation; APA format and style are not evident throughout the presentation.

7 points

(7 pts.)

Style is somewhat appropriate to given audience and purpose. Repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language, sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. There are missing APA elements or some are incorrectly formatted throughout the presentation.

8 points

(8 pts.)

Style is appropriate to the given audience and purpose. Word choice is specific and purposeful, and somewhat varied throughout. Minimal mechanical or typographical errors are present, but are not overly distracting. Reference slide and in-text citations have few formatting errors.

10 points

(9 – 10 pts.)

Style shows originality and creativity. Word choice is dynamic and varied. Free of mechanical and typographical errors. Reference slide and other in-text citations are formatted correctly using APA elements.

/ 10

Rubric Total ScoreTotal

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Overall Score


0 points minimum


65 points minimum


75 points minimum


100 points minimum

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