The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate the skills of the
professional nurse as an educator. You are to prepare a guide that will serve
as a handout to assist a specific patient that you identify. Your guide or
handout should help this patient find and evaluate a reliable mobile
health, or mHealth application (app) that is already developed. This may
be related to the patient’s disease process or diagnosis, or may be an app that
can help a patient maintain or improve good health, and prevent illness.
You will develop the guide using Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint
is a versatile application that lets you design slideshows and handouts. For
this assignment, you will be using PowerPoint to create a guide or handout that
you may print and give to patients and families. You will be submitting this
PowerPoint file for grading.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course
CO 1: Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address
the needs of a diverse patient population. (PO 1)
CO 5: Identify patient care technologies, information systems, and
communication devices that support safe nursing practice. (PO 5)
This assignment is worth a total of 175 points.
The Patient Education Technology Guide to a Mobile Health
Application PowerPoint assignment is due in Week 2. Submit your completed
assignment. You may consult the Policies section in the Introduction &
Resources module for details regarding late assignments. Late assignments will
result in loss of points. Post questions about this assignment in the Course Q
& A Forum.
Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create slides, which will be the basis
of the guide or handout. You are required to cite your source(s) as it relates
to your application slide. Other citations are permitted, but this is not a
requirement for the assignment.
- Title slide (first slide): Include a title
slide with your name and the title of the presentation.
- Scenario Slide (one slide): This
slide should include a brief scenario, then identify a patient who is
experiencing a specific disease process or diagnosis who would benefit
already developed and reliable mHealth app. Or it
could identify a person who is currently healthy and would like to
maintain or improve health and prevent illness. Be sure to include the
nurse’s assessment of the patient’s learning needs and readiness to learn.
Scenario for Ms. Ellis
Jane Doe (your name here)
Ellis, a 62-year-old African American woman, has been recently diagnosed
with chronic kidney disease (CKD). She has been prescribed several
medications she must take every day.
nephrologist has stressed the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle to
slow or stop the progression of CKD.
is interested in ways in which she can better track her health and make
is a high school graduate and iPhone user, mostly to send text messages to
family and friends.
is eager to learn how to use an app that can help her manage her CKD.
Prepare the following slides as if you are presenting them to the
- mHealth application slide (one to three
and reliable mHealth app that could benefit the
patient. Describe the app, including the following.
device(s) upon which it will operate
to download or obtain it (include a working link if it is to be downloaded
from a website)
other information you believe would be pertinent to this situation
sure to cite all sources you use.
- Teaching slides (one to three slides): Prepare
slides that contain important points about the app that you want to teach
to the patient, such as how to use the app safely and effectively
(including how to interpret and act on the information that is provided).
- Evaluation slide (one to three slides): Describe
how you would determine the success of the patient’s use of this app. For
example, include ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching plan
that are a good fit for the type of app or focus on specific ways that
this app benefits the patient’s health and wellness.
- References (last slide): List
any references for sources that were used or cited in the presentation.
Writing and design: There should be no spelling
or grammatical errors. Writing is concise and clear. Avoid words that the
patient may not understand. Slides are visually appealing, incorporating
graphics, photographs, colors, and themes.
Review the section on Academic Integrity Policy found in the RNBSN
Policies. All work must be original (in your own words) unless properly cited.
Practices in Preparing PowerPoint Slideshows
creative but realistic.
graphics, color, themes, or photographs to increase interest.
it easy to read with short
bullet points and large font.
all sources within the slides with (author, year), as well as on the
prior to final submission.
for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
by the Chamberlain academic integrity policy.
For those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the
following link to theMicrosoft website may be helpful.
to an external site.)Links to an external site. The Chamberlain Student
Success Strategies (CCSSS) offers a module on Computer Literacy that
contains a section on PowerPoint. The link to SSPRNBSN may be found in
your student portal.
Criteria for Content
- Scholarliness: In this category, the student will conduct a search of the current databases and locate valid, relevant, and reliable information for the required topic. Each reference must be scholarly.
- Application of Course Knowledge: In this category, the student demonstrates the ability to analyze and apply principles, knowledge, and information learned in the course lesson and outside readings. This information is then applied to a real-life professional situation as an example.
- Interactive Dialogue: In this category, the minimum requirements are to provide an initial posting to the graded threaded discussion topic by Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT of each week. In addition, one peer response and one instructor response are required. These postings must be completed by Sunday, 11:59 pm MT of each week. The initial posting, peer response, and instructor response must be on 3 separate days.
- Grammar, Syntax, APA: Proper grammar, APA, and syntax is required for all posts. Students should follow the APA Manual 6th Edition. Additional APA information is available in Course Resources.
- Participation Requirement: One initial posting, one peer response and one instructor response (for a total of 3 posts for the week) are required on 3 separate days.
- Participation Deadline: The student must provide a substantive response to the graded threaded discussion topic. This must be posted by Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT of each week. Peer and instructor responses must be posted by Sunday, 11:59 pm MT.
- For week 8 only: the required postings are amended due to the shorter week. Two posts are required. One initial post and either a peer response or an instructor response. Initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and the peer or instructor response must be a minimum of 100 words. Both posts are required to be on two separate days. All posts must be made by Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT.
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
- Instructor reserves the right to submit any threaded discussion posting to TurnItIn in order to verify the originality.
- When journals are used as the outside source of information, it is preferred that the journal be peer reviewed. The Chamberlain online librarian is very helpful in assisting you to find an article related to your topic. If you have questions concerning scholarly sources, please refer to the handout entitled “What is a scholarly source” located under “Course Resources” tab.
- Web sites vary in quality and scholarship. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the scholarly nature of the web site. If the instructor determines that the site failed to demonstrate scholarship, points maybe deducted. Students are cautioned to use care regarding .com sites. Some .com sites are excellent such as American Heart Association, but others are built by individuals and scholarliness is lacking. It is recommended that you check with your instructor before using a .com website as a reference.
- Only one small quote (15 words or less) within the entire initial posting is acceptable. It is expected that the student will paraphrase the information when presenting information from a scholarly source. The scholarly source(s) for the paraphrased information must be cited using APA format. Do not include a number of small quotes even if they are just a few words as your instructor considers a quote to be a quote no matter its limited size.