Your written assignment for professional development is to be a power point with the audience intended as the community health department. You are to focus on a disaster that could happen where you live and note the community health nurse role.(tornado is the natural disaster I chose due to living in the panhandle) You will need to note your planning and preparedness and other agencies that would work together. Be sure to answer the questions in the classroom but do not restate the questions or copy and paste them into your power point. You will need at least 10 content slides (in addition to the title slide and references slide). Include at least two scholarly sources other than the provided learning materials in the classroom. NOTE: Websites, books, journals, newspapers are not authors and cannot be cited or referenced as an author. Note also that all government websites have a group corporate author. Look at the bottom of the first web page on a website for the author name with the copyright and the year of the work. If there is no author, cite and reference the name of the information you reviewed.
Note the required information for your power point assignment this week. Here are some power point tips:
Do not write a paper in the PPT – clean, organized and easy to read bullets/graphs/diagrams should be used to get the message across
Titles on each slide are to be in all capital letters, remaining information such as text info and references are NEVER in all capital letters in a power point.
Citations are on EACH slide posted in the lower right corner as (author, year) – the exception is if you use a quote or have more than bullets for the message – than use the citation within the sentence/message – but using quotes and full sentences is completely avoided if at all possible for class PPTs. Citations are to be in parentheses. I do NOT want you to complete “speaker notes” in your power points!
Enticing background color is welcomed as well as minimal transitions and pictures to add to the message. (You may need to cite sources of pictures or graphics in your power point).
Title slide with title, your name, the date, and school listed. Note that headings/titles on each slide are to be in ALL CAPITAL letters
Objectives slide follows the title slide and tells the reader what you will cover. (Just like the introductory paragraph in a paper).
Every slide has a heading of no more than 3-4 words- no acronyms (such as RN, MD, ICU, etc.) are permitted in headings, all numbers and acronyms have to be spelled out in headings or titles or as the first word of any sentence.
No more than 7-8 bullets or points on a slide
Reference slide compiling ALL references as the last slide in APA format; bulleted or “hanging”
Be sure that the font is large enough to read or you may need to make it larger- sometimes 15-20 are good for references.
There should be at least 2-4 pictures, graphs, or diagrams in each power point. If they are copyrighted material, they must be cited and referenced.
Your written assignment for professional development is to be a power point with the audience intended as the community health department. You are to focus on a disaster that could happen where you live and note the community health nurse role.