You will post a final draft of a PowerPoint presentation conveying the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of your Practicum Project. It is essential that you begin developing your presentation as soon as possible. This will also serve as your Portfolio Assignment for this course.To prepare:Review the Practicum Project Presentation Overview, provided in this week’s Learning Resources, for details about this assignment.Preview the instructions in the Week 10 Discussion. Note that the draft of your PowerPoint presentation posted in the online forum should be complete and polished, i.e., it should be your final draft. While you will have an opportunity to make revisions based on your colleagues’ feedback, the document you share should reflect your best effort to create a thoughtful, clear, and engaging presentation.Begin working on this assignment as soon as possible.The development and completion of your Practicum Project is a significant milestone in your Master of Science in Nursing program of study. It is now time to share the results of your effort. As you know, there are many traditional formats you can use to share your results, such as presenting at a professional conference or publishing an article in a journal. As a leader with advanced practice knowledge, you may also have the opportunity to present your results virtually. Webinars and virtual workshops are additional methods professionals can use to share knowledge and evidence-based findings.As you prepare to share your presentation virtually in this Discussion, think about what you would like to convey about your project to your colleagues in this course and to your practicum Faculty Member. What considerations should you take into account as you prepare to present your Practicum Project findings, conclusions, and recommendations online? What strategies can you use to ensure your presentation clearly articulates your results in the virtual environment? Keep these thoughts in mind as you prepare your final draft of your Practicum Project presentation.To prepare:Review the Practicum Project Presentation Overview document, included in the Week 9 Learning Resources, and preview the instructions in this week’s Assignment.Review the information in the Learning Resources, including the suggestions for creating effective PowerPoint presentations.Consider the distinctions between delivering a presentation in person, e.g., at a professional conference or at your practicum site, and presenting online. What considerations do you need to take into account as you prepare to share your presentation with your colleagues in this online forum? What steps do you need to take to ensure the information is conveyed clearly and effectively?Using PowerPoint, complete the final draft of your Practicum Project presentation, (as indicated in the Practicum Project Presentation Overview document and this week’s Assignment). Note that the draft of your PowerPoint presentation posted in this online forum should be complete and polished. While you will have an opportunity to make revisions based on your colleagues’ feedback, the document you share should reflect your best effort to create a thoughtful, clear, and engaging presentation.With these thoughts in mind:Post the final draft of your Practicum Project presentation (by attaching your PowerPoint to your post). Explain the distinctions that you took into account as you prepared to share your presentation online.Keep in mind that your presentation must demonstrate graduate-level writing and presentation standards. Your presentation will be evaluated based on the following criteria:Inclusion of all required content, e.g., evidence of scholarly products developed for the Practicum ProjectEffective communication and appropriate emphasis of contentOrganization and clarityVisual appealRequired ReadingsNote: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.Alspach, G. (2010). Converting presentations into journal articles: A guide for nurses. Critical Care Nurse, 30(2), 8–15.Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.The authors recognize the value of disseminating evidence-based practice in promoting quality care. They address how this can be done using posters.Forsyth, D. E., Wright, T. L., Scherb, C. A., & Gaspar, P. M. (2010). Disseminating evidence-based practice projects: Poster design and evaluation. Clinical Scholars Review, 3(1), 14–21.The authors recognize the value of disseminating evidence-based practice in promoting quality care. They address how this can be done using posters.Jeffress, L., & Lyle, S. D. (2012). Maximizing accessibility of academic publications: Applications of electronic publishing technology. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 5(4), 257–264.Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.This article addresses the use of electronic publishing technology for broader dissemination of research.Price, B. (2010). Disseminating best practice at conferences. Nursing Standard, 24(25), 35–41.Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.In this article, the author provides suggestions for creating and delivering engaging conference presentations.Roberts, D. (2011). ‘Pay it forward’ through publication. MEDSURG Nursing, 20(3), 112, 122.Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.The author proposes creating a chain of lifelong learning through the publication of scholarly works. Among other matters, the article suggests the value of identifying a publication mentor.Russell, C. L., & Ponferrada, L. (2012). How to develop an outstanding conference research abstract. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 39(4), 307–342.Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.The authors propose recommendations for writing and submitting an abstract for a presentation at a conference.Sawatzky, J. V. (2011). My abstract was accepted—now what? A guide to effective conference presentations. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 21(2), 37–41.Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.The article addresses fear of public speaking and provides recommendations for delivering successful presentations at conferences.Walden University. (n.d.). Research Dissemination. Retrieved October 18, 2017, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/orsp/disseminationThis Walden University resource examines how research is disseminated through presentations and publications.Review the types of articles the following journals produce as well as submission requirements for publication:BMJ Publishing Group. (2013). Evidence-Based Nursing. Retrieved from http://ebn.bmj.com/Elsevier. (2013). Nurse Leader. Retrieved from http://www.nurseleader.com/John Wiley & Sons. (2013). Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291547-5069/homepage/ForAuthors.htmlLippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2013). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/cinjournal/pages/default.aspxLippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2013). The Journal of Nursing Administration. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/pages/default.aspxNational League for Nursing. (2011). Publications. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/nlnjournal/writingjournal.htmOnline Journal of Nursing Informatics. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.ojni.org/Rural Nurse Organization. (2013). Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. Retrieved from http://rnojournal.binghamton.edu/index.php/RNOWiley-Blackwell. (n.d.) Nurse Author & Editor. Retrieved May 20, 2013, from http://www.naepub.com/Rogobete, C., Peters, G., & Seruga, J. (2012). Cross media and e-publishing. International Journal of U- & E-Service, Science & Technology, 5(2), 17–29.Note: Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.Caug124. (2012). How to deliver an effective online presentation [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.dalecarnegie.com/events/how_to_present_online/This resource examines four stages for creating digital presentations.Crosby, T. (2013). How online presentations work. Retrieved from http://money.howstuffworks.com/business-communications/how-online-presentations-work.htmThis resource provides an overview of online presentations.Jacobs, L. F., & Hyman, J. S. (2010, February 24). 15 strategies for giving oral presentations [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/professors-guide/2010/02/24/15-strategies-for-giving-oral-presentationsThe authors provide practical suggestions for delivering effective oral presentations.Krieger, S. (n.d.). 12 tips for creating better PowerPoint presentations. Retrieved May 20, 2013, from http://betterevaluation.org/resources/guides/12_tips_for_PPThis resource is focused specifically on how to create effective presentations using PowerPoint.Niemantsverdriet, J. W. (n.d.). How to give a successful oral presentation. Retrieved May 20, 2013, from http://people.whitman.edu/~weilercs/TalkingTips/EFCATStalkingTips.pdfThis article advises how to avoid common pitfalls for giving oral presentations and provides suggestions for creating successful posters.Purdue University, Purdue Online Writing Lab. (2013). Designing an effective PowerPoint presentation: Quick guide. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/686/01/With concrete suggestions and design tips, this resource provides guidance for developing a PowerPoint presentation.Zhang, L. (n.d.). Creating effective PowerPoint presentations [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved May 20, 2013, from http://library.rmc.edu/mis/images/pptpresentation.pdfIn this document, the author shares “do’s” and “don’t’s” to guide the development of PowerPoint presentations.