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Professional Presentations Made Simple

Starver, Kelly D. BSN, RN; Shellenbarger, Teresa DNSc, APRN, BC

Feature Article

One way clinical nurse specialists (CNS) influence nursing practice and share professional expertise is by making presentations. This article presents strategies that clinical nurse specialists can use to enhance the effectiveness of oral presentations. Included are tips for analyzing the audience, developing content and materials, selecting presentation methods, and delivering an effective presentation.

From the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pa (Starver)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa. (Shellenbarger)

Corresponding author: Teresa Shellenbarger, DNSc, APRN, BC, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1010 Oakland Ave, Indiana, PA 15705 (e-mail:

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.