The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to practice patient teaching using information
required through the NR327 course.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO #1: Demonstrate understanding of developmental, cognitive, psychosocial, cultural, and physiological life
processes of the woman as she progresses from the onset of menses through the childbearing period, and
concluding with menopause. (PO #1)
CO #4: Initiate use of appropriate resources based on healthcare issues mutually identified with clients and their
family units. (PO #2)
CO #5: Employ communication and therapeutic relationship skills with childbearing clients and their families during
the perinatal period in acute care and outpatient settings. (PO #3)
CO #6: Demonstrate effective clinical decision-making concerning the nursing care of perinatal clients and their
families based on critical thinking skills; legal, ethical, and professional standards and principles; and nursing
research findings. (PO #4, #6, and #8)
CO #7: Develop a plan to meet personal, professional, and educational goals, including an investigation of
healthcare organizations relevant to these clients. (PO #5)
CO #8: Provide nursing care using multiple nursing roles as appropriate to perinatal clients and their families,
recognizing the holistic approach in facilitating healing. (PO #6)
Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this
Total points possible: 100 points
Preparing the assignment
Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
• Students can do this project either individually or in groups. Consult with your course instructor about the size of
the groups or the number of individual projects that can be accommodated.
• As part of this project, you will select a teaching topic of your choice related to the course topics (i.e., women’s
health, newborn, maternity). Consult with faculty for approval of your selected topic.
• Complete an outline and submit to dropbox.
• Construct your project using a software tool or application you are familiar with (i.e., Google Docs, Microsoft
Word 2010 or later, PowerPoint, Prezi, or a video platform).
These guidelines apply to each individual student and should be adjusted per size of the group. (For example, an
individual would do five slides, and if there are three members in the group, the group should create a 15-slide
presentation. Similarly, a three-member group would do a 4.5–6 minute video rather than a 2-minute video.)
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• PowerPoint or Prezi:
o Five slides maximum, excluding title and reference slides
o Follow 7-point rule for PowerPoint
o Front and back, trifold
o 12-point font
• Video (i.e., commercial, public service announcement)
o Content 1.5–2 minutes in length
o Reference list must be provided to instructor by the due date
• Trifold Poster Presentation
o Reference list attached to back of poster board
The project will be graded on quality of the teaching project, accuracy of information, use of citations, use of Standard
English grammar, sentence structure, creativity, and overall organization.
Follow the directions and grading criteria closely; your project will be graded on the criteria found in the rubric. Any
questions about your project should be directed to your faculty.
The individual or group will synthesize the research information and develop a teaching project of their choice, which
should include the following.
1. Topic - 5 points/5%
• Identification of selected topic presented to and approved by faculty, as advised (so other class members
can select a different topic and avoid repetition).
2. Peer Review - 5 points/5%
• Submit copy of graded rubric and student evaluations. Student evaluated:
3. Outline – 10 points/10%
• Complete outline with details under each section. Include references. Outline must be submitted to
4. Introduction to Topic and Reference One Statistic - 10 points/10%
• Describe the selected topic in the project and provide at least one statistic supporting the importance of
the topic. This statistic must be from an original source.
5. Identification of Risk Factors and/or Benefits - 10 points/10%
• Compile 4-5 risk factors and/or benefits related to the selected topic.
6. Referral to Professional and Community‐Based Resources - 10 points/10%
• Provide one referral to each of the following:
o A professional organization
o A community-based resource
o Include contact information for these resources (i.e., phone number, e-mail, website or link)
o Include a statement describing the role, resources, and/or services of the organizations or resources
and their potential impact on the selected topic
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7. Health Promotion Recommendations - 10 points/10%
• Report three evidence-based health promotion recommendations. Provide rationale from scholarly
sources to support your recommendations.
8. Audio/Visual Creativity - 10 points/10%
• Audio/visual effects and creativity
• Project is eye-catching, but graphics do not distract from the purpose of providing information.
• The font style and size are appropriate for the target audience.
• Information is logical, cohesive, and audience appropriate; appropriate use of terminology is shown.
• Audio must be clear and discernible.
9. Clarity of Writing - 10 points/10%
• Use of standard English grammar and sentence structure. No spelling errors or typographical errors.
Organized around the required components using appropriate content.
• For writing assistance (APA formatting, or grammar) visit the Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing
Papers at CU page in the online library.
10. APA format, grammar, and punctuation - 10 points/10%
• All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must be appropriately cited in the
manuscript and listed on the Reference page using APA formatting. Citations must be in-text and on the
11. Final Presentation - 10 points/10%
• Speaker maintains good eye contact with the audience and is appropriately animated (e.g., gestures,
moving around, etc.).
• Speaker uses a clear, audible voice; delivery is poised, controlled, and smooth.
• Good language skills and pronunciation are used.
• Length of presentation is within the assigned time limits. Information was well communicated.
For writing assistance (APA formatting or grammar), visit the Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers at CU page
in the online library.
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