NUR 601 Week 2 Group Assignment 1 Grand Theory Group Presentation Team Work Plan

March 1, 2022

NUR 601 Week 2 Group Assignment 1 Grand Theory Group Presentation Team Work Plan

NUR 601 Week 2 Group Assignment 1 Grand Theory Group Presentation Team Work Plan

NUR 601 Week 2 Group Assignment 1 Grand Theory Group Presentation Team Work Plan


By now, your group should have a work plan for the Grand Theory group presentation. In other words, the group should know how you will divide the tasks associated with the presentation and the group members responsible for various tasks should be chosen. Refer to the Grand Theory Group Presentation Instructions (printable webpage), if needed. Select one group member to post the team work plan.

Please refer to this Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.

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Selection of a Grand Nursing Theorist

  • The grand nursing theorist presentation will be a group presentation. Each group will consist of three to four members. Each member of the group will earn the same grade.
  •  Select a theorist based on the list on the course Moodle site. The sign up information for the grand nursing theorist list is a discussion forum where everyone can see the options and which group has signed up for which theorist. If there are four students signed up for a specific theorist, then your group will need to select a different theorist.
  • Use email to determine how you want to collaborate with your group and plan the final presentation. For example, a tool such as Zoom could be used to share screens and work on materials together. Developing a work plan is important for successful completion of the presentation. Ensure that you leave enough time to “meet,” taking into account the possibility of delays, such as life or work events. Here is a useful example of a Project Team Work Plan. After your group has completed its work plan, select one person to post this plan in the student grand nursing theorist work plan discussion forum on the course Moodle site, specifying tasks and the student(s) responsible for the tasks. Each student group will develop a PowerPoint (PPT) of their grand nursing theorist presentation and one student of the group will be responsible for narrating it. Ensure that all group members’ first and last names are listed on the title slide for the presentation.

Guidelines for the Grand Nursing Theorist Presentation

  1. Brief biography of the theorist. (This section is worth 10 points.)
    1. Provide your audience with a full historical depiction of the theorist. Make it dynamic, enabling him or her “come alive.” Include vital information, such as their date and place of birth. Pictures from the theorist’s life (as a child or adult, their family members, work colleagues, and so on) may be included. In addition, you may use YouTube vignettes, music, and so on to enhance the presentation. However, these media should take up no more than five minutes of the presentation. The theorist’s education and work experience is also important to include. If the theorist has died, include this information and, if possible, their obituary. You may use internet sources, text books, and articles, if needed.
  2. Philosophical underpinnings of the theory. (This section is worth 10 points.)
    1. What was the worldview that influenced the theory? Consider the world events or movements taking place during the time of the theorist’s life, such as a social perspective; the role of women and men; and health, including disease, health care, nursing, and medicine.
    2. What fundamental philosophies and disciplines are reflected in the theorist’s work? Address philosophies or theories that served as a foundation of the theorist’s work, such as Talcott Parsons’ view of social systems, Von Bertalanffy’s General Systems Theory, etc. It is also important to describe any disciplines that aided the theorist’s work, such psychology, biology, and anthropology.
    3. A key part of this presentation is the “how” part. You need to link how these philosophical underpinnings influenced the theorist’s development of the theory.
  3. Analysis of the theory. (This section is a large part of the presentation and worth 60 points. Students should describe and evaluate the theory.)
    1. Describe the theory, providing a clear description which is a synthesis that includes an overview of the theory.
    2. Describe how the theory’s concepts relate to the metaparadigm of nursing, health, patient, and environment. Fully explain how the theorist depicts these metaparadigm concepts. Include definitions of these concepts.
    3. Thoroughly describe the theory’s concepts, including their definitions, and how these concepts are interrelated. In addition to the metaparadigm concepts, theories include other key concepts and or sub-theories. For example, Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory contains three sub-theories. In addition to the metaparadigm concepts, Orem’s theory is composed of other concepts, such as self-care and self-care requisites. Define all concepts of a theory. Demonstrate how these concepts are related. These are important parts of the theory’s framework.
    4. Describe the model, including a list of the concepts and/or a diagram/schematic of the model. This criterion specifically addresses Criterion 3c. Showing how the theory’s concepts connect as a whole is required. Including a diagram that highlights these concepts is highly recommended. Refer to McEwen and Wills (2014), p. 152, for an example of a diagram depicting the Neuman Systems Model.
    5. Detail the theory’s usefulness. Explain how nurses can use the theory in nursing (that is, clinical practice, education, or administration). Use information from the literature to address this section. However, provide clear examples of how the theory was (or can be) applied to practice, education, or administration. For example, were clinical practice guidelines
      NUR 601 Week 2 Group Assignment 1 Grand Theory Group Presentation Team Work Plan

      NUR 601 Week 2 Group Assignment 1 Grand Theory Group Presentation Team Work Plan

      developed using the theory? In addition to using information from the literature, develop a brief patient case applying the theory. For example, regarding nursing education, are there colleges that have based their curriculum on the theory?

    6. Describe the theory’s testability and how the theory has been used in one nursing study. Describe the study’s key elements, purpose, sample, method, and key findings. Address how the theory was applied to the research. The description must include the following identifying information about the article: author(s), title, journal, volume, issue (if applicable), and page numbers cited according to the APA Manual.
    7. Describe the theory’s parsimony and  level of complexity. Address the simplicity (parsimony) of the theory in its presentation and the level of complexity in its scope. For example, according to McEwen and Wills (2014), Henderson’s theory is simple in the presentation of its “14 Activities for Client Assurance” (p. 138), but its very broad scope of the role of nursing makes it complex.
    8. Describe the value in extending nursing science. Discuss one mid-range theory based on your selected theory. Briefly describe the mid-range theory, its main concepts, and how it relates to the grand theory. Include a full citation of the mid-range theory. For example, the mid-range theory of self-transcendence was developed based on Rogers’ theory of unitary human beings (Reed, 1991). Reference: Reed, P. G. (1991). Toward a nursing theory of self-transcendence: Deductive reformulation using developmental theories. Advances in Nursing Science, 13(4), 64–77.
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Presentation (This section focuses on the delivery of your group presentation and is  worth 20 points.)

  1. Use of multimedia and other relevant teaching strategies. Use of videos, such as YouTube, TED talks, music, graphics, and case studies will enhance the presentation and apply to the content presented. Again, these should not dominate your presentation. PowerPoint Presentations should be organized, visually appealing, and use minimal and easily readable text on the slides to avoid overwhelming your audience. If a lot of material needs to be covered, the narrator should record that as part of their narration. Document all resources used on each PowerPoint slide (formatting citations in APA format) and in the references list, which should be documented on your last slide(s). Resources should be documented according to APA Manual.
  2. Narration. Only one group member should narrate the entire presentation, which should be 8 to 10 minutes long. Use Screencast-O-Matic to record your narrated presentation by using the following instructions:
    1. Open Screencast-O-Matic in your browser. Click on “Sign up, It’s Free” to create a free account. (You can record videos of up to 15 minutes with a free account.) Open your completed presentation on your computer and set it to display a slideshow. For PowerPoint 2010, 2016, or 365, select the “Slideshow” tab, then select the “From Beginning” option on the far left. In Screencast-O-Matic, select “Start Recorder” and follow the instructions on the screen. You should see “Launching Recorder,” and select “OK?” when prompted. If “Launching Recorder” doesn’t work, then download the Screen Recorder and follow the instructions. If Firefox doesn’t work for you, use Chrome. Adjust the size of your recording screen by dragging the corners of the screen to contain your presentation (that is, the content of the slides). Do a talking test by speaking normally and ensure that Screencast-O-Matic displays green in the microphone field. Select the “Record” button in the Screencast-O-Matic tools. (It’s a red circle with the word “Rec” located in it.) Narrate your presentation as normal. You may use Alt+P or the pause icon to pause recording at any time. When you have completed narrating your presentation, select the “Done” button. In the “Options” area, select “Upload to Screencast-O-Matic”. Give your presentation a title, and if desired, put in a description, such as the group members’ names or any other useful information, as your instructor will see the description. None of the other fields should be filled in. Select “Publish” and allow Screencast-O-Matic to process your video.
    2.  “Done” it means that Screencast-O-Matic has completed the processing of your video. Select “Copy URL,” and paste it onto a Word document or Notepad to obtain the URL or website for your narrated presentation. Or select “Done,” then “My Videos,” and locate the title of your recording. When you hover your mouse over the title of your recording, you will see a link symbol. Select that link symbol and copy the “Direct Link” to a Word document or Notepad.
    3. As a group, watch your presentation before submitting it for instructor review and grading. Each group member should be satisfied with the final product. Then submit the presentation’s website/URL for your grand theory group presentation assignment submission. Your instructor will click on or copy the URL, paste it into their web browser, and watch your narrated presentation, as will your peers! For questions or assistance, use the Screencast-O-Matic Tutorials. You can also use the “Contact Us” chat feature to ask questions. Please don’t contact your instructor, as they are not experts in Screencast-O-Matic. However, if you have questions about your assignment, do not hesitate to contact them.
  3. Clarity and flow of presentation. Information should be clearly presented in an organized manner. The vocal tone, rate, and flow of information should be at a level so that the audience can hear and understand complex ideas.
  4. Creativity. Creativity is present in your use of multimedia methods and inclusion of a patient case to foster audience active viewing and participation. See Criterion 4a.
  5. Encouragement and response to peer questions and/or involvement. Both add to the dynamic nature of your presentation. As noted in Criterion 4a, a case study helps to bring the theory presentation to life. Consider adding a real-life case study to your presentation, and then describe how the theory could be applied to it.
  6. Evidence of a coordinated effort in the presentation. The gathering of evidence starts in the planning stages of your presentation.

Helpful Hints

  • The planning steps are essential for a successful group presentation. Here is a useful example of a Project Team Work Plan.
  • Being responsible for your part in the presentation development and delivery is crucial.
  • Use multiple contributory resources for your presentation, which include the readings for this course, scholarly journal articles, etc.
  • Use websites judiciously; only .org and .edu sites are appropriate. If you have questions about a website, email your instructor.
  • You cannot use basic level nursing resources (for example, Registered Nurse Journal; American Journal of Nursing; or any undergraduate nursing textbooks, pamphlets, or hospital materials).
  • Do not use broad assumptions without data or evidence to support them.
  • Do not use colloquial statements (that is, slang).
  • Information must be referenced within the text of your PowerPoint slides and in a references list (citations must be in APA format). The references list should be the last slide(s) of your PowerPoint slides.
  • If you are anxious about giving a presentation, remember that your presentation can help everyone learn more about grand nursing theorists. Also, practice your presentation a few times to become familiar and comfortable with narrating it, as well as with using Screencast-O-Matic.
  • If you have questions, please contact your instructor.

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Submission status Submitted for grading
Grading status Graded
Due date Sunday, 14 March 2021, 11:55 PM
Time remaining Assignment was submitted 11 hours 58 mins late
Last modified Monday, 15 March 2021, 11:53 AM
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