Assignment: QSEN/NPSG Student Presentation Guidelines
Need help with my Nursing question – I’m studying for my class.
Incorporate the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) and Quality and Safety Education
for Nurses (QSEN) principles into a presentation that demonstrates their application to safe and effective
Students will be assigned one of eight scenarios related to the principles of the NPSGs and QSEN in
nursing practice. Students will research the assigned topic and lead classmates in a presentation and
discussion that focuses on the application of that topic to safe nursing practice. Assignment: QSEN/NPSG Student Presentation Guidelines. The format of the presentation should be one that enhances understanding of the content. Creativity is encouraged. The total length of the presentation is 20-30 minutes, which includes an engaging activity and the
opportunity for Q&A.
1. A PowerPoint visual element for presentation.
2. A peer handout to be distributed to each group member that reviews or illustrates the most
critical points of the presentation.
3. An activity that promotes audience engagement and reinforces your topic.
4. A minimum of 3 evidence-based references
excluding textbooks from professional sources
reflective of current evidence-based nursing practice in the United States.
Examples include: professional websites, nursing journals, peer-reviewed articles, or
material from professional nursing organizations. Course textbooks do not count as an
evidence-based professional resource but may be used in addition to the required
b. Resources should be no more than 5-years old unless considered historically relevant.
References and resources must specifically focus on nursing practice in the U.S. For
example, a research study discussing strategies surgeons use to reduce hospital-
acquired surgical site infections in New Zealand is not an appropriate resource for this
d. Blogs, consumer-based websites, and wikis are not acceptable resources.
e. Grading faculty will randomly verify at least one reference for every student. Assignment: QSEN/NPSG Student Presentation Guidelines.
5. APA format is required.
“In text” citations must appear within the PowerPoint. ANY information learned from
research must be cited, whether a direct quote, paraphrased, or bullet-pointed for the
b. A comprehensive reference list (works cited) must be provided and is to be included at
the end of the PPT. In addition, a works-cited or reference list must be provided to
your instructor in APA format. Remember:
i. All citations must correlate to a specific reference on the final reference list.
ii. All references should correlate to a citation within the presentation.
Students are expected to use
APA the Easy Way
(REQUIRED course text). In addition,
several reputable resources for APA format are provided to you at the end of these
instructions. The Nursing Student Lab coordinators will also be conducting workshops
on use of APA format (dates/times TBD).
d. Graphics: purely decorative graphics or pictures (such as clipart) do not require a
citation/reference. Any graphic that contains information (such as statistics) or
proprietary information must have a citation & correlating reference.
assignment question/ scenario
Discuss how to improve communication with patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).
What methods are available to assess and ensure the effectiveness of communication with the patient and
family? Integrate the importance of patient preferences/values/culture.
QSEN competency: Patient centered care.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Assignment: QSEN/NPSG Student Presentation Guidelines. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words. Assignment: QSEN/NPSG Student Presentation Guidelines.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Assignment: QSEN/NPSG Student Presentation Guidelines. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. Assignment: QSEN/NPSG Student Presentation Guidelines.