Nursing Theorist Presentation

Nursing Theorist Presentation


Each student will prepare a presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® that explores and

describes one nursing theorist. You will choose a nursing theorist from your textbook that you

have not presented in response to your earlier Discussion Board postings.


The presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint® will include:

(number of slides is in parentheses, ex. (2–3) meaning two to three slides are sufficient)

·  The historical background of the development of the model or framework (1–2)

· A short description of the theory or model (1–2)

· The theorist’s name and a discussion of her background, including pertinent experiences in the background of the theorist as a nurse scholar that might have prompted the development of the theory (1–2)

· A definition and description of the concepts of the theory, including (3–4):

o How are human beings defined and described?

o How is environment defined and described?

o How is health defined?

o How are wellness and illness differentiated?

o How is nursing defined?

o What is (are) the goal(s) of nursing?

· The relationship between the theory and the concepts in nursing metaparadigm (1)

{usually a drawing}

Strengths and weaknesses of the model for clinical practice (1–2)

The central values and beliefs set forth by the theorist (1–2)

· An example of use of the theory in your clinical practice (1)

Length: 10–16 slides (with a separate reference slide) PowerPoint® 2007 (pptx)

Speaker Notes Length: 50–100 words for each slide

Each student posts the PowerPoint® presentation to “Doc Sharing” for review by colleagues

and faculty.

Each individual should provide the reference list (Word doc) used to develop the presentation,

using APA format, into the Unit 7 Assignment Dropbox.

Feel free to discuss some of the available PowerPoints among yourselves on the Discussion

Board in conjunction with your weekly Discussion topic.

To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section

of the Course Home.

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