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Presentation Skills for the Nurse Educator

Longo, Anne PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Tierney, Carol PhD, RN

Journal for Nurses in Staff Development: January/February 2012 - Volume 28 - Issue 1 - p 16–23
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e318240a699
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With the increase in interdisciplinary bedside rounds, shared governance, and other leadership opportunities, nurses find themselves in positions requiring the creation and delivery of oral presentations. This is not a skill that comes naturally to most nurses and is often noted as the one leadership skill that causes the most personal discomfort. Today educators are in a position to coach inexperienced staff in developing their presentation skills. This article presents recommendations for designing and delivering winning presentations.

The authors recommend methods to design and deliver effective presentations.

Anne Longo, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, is Senior Director, Center for Professional Excellence/Education at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio.

Carol Tierney, PhD, RN, is Director, Center for Professional Excellence/Education at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, and Instructor of Nursing, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Carol Tierney, PhD, RN, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 8006, Cincinnati, OH 45229 (e-mail: carol.tierney@cchmc.org).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.