CAP e-Poster Creation & Presentation Guidelines

CAP e-Poster Creation & Presentation Guidelines


Poster presentations share research and clinical projects. Your electronic (e-) poster will present key elements of your Clinical Application Project (CAP).

· The CAP e-poster is to be designed on a PowerPoint template, but not printed. You will simply submit the PowerPoint file to the Brightspace submission folder.

· If you are unfamiliar with creating a scientific poster, instructions are outlined at the bottom of this document. It’s easier than you think. Because you are limited by space in the poster format, you must be clear and concise in your writing.

· Refer to the CAP rubric for all necessary requirements.


General guidelines for e-poster:


· The e-poster should look neat, professional, and visually appealing

· Use a simple font (like Arial), no smaller than size 32; larger for section headings and even larger for title/presenter name

· Regarding text:

· Labels or headings should be clear and easy to understand.

· Select contrasting colors; darker letters are effective when used on a light background & vice versa.

· Text should be brief and to the point; use short sentences or phrases to summarize key points; bullet points work well.

· If you are planning to use charts or graphs on your poster:

· Visual data help to express ideas; graphics should be understandable.

· Keep it simple; don’t overwhelm the audience with too many numbers.

· Make sure there is a clear caption so the reader understands the significance.

· Assure consistency in use of format.

· Check and double check spelling.



· Include any form, brochure, or handout you develop as part of the project.

· A reference page in APA format must be submitted with your e-poster. The reference page should include at least the journal articles that were discussed in the literature reviews of the clinical topic and solution.


Poster Instructions

1. Open the poster template in the course shell (or find your own) and save it to your computer.

2. Experiment with different colors, fonts, designs.

3. Keep in mind the “general guidelines” listed above.

4. Add your content, graphics, charts, etc.

5. Save your work frequently as you create.


CAP Video Presentation

Due to the pandemic, we will not be able to gather for in-person poster presentations like we have in the past. Instead, students will create a video presentation of their Clinical Application Project and upload to Brightspace by the date listed in the syllabus/course calendar. This brief (no more than 4 minutes) presentation is an overview of your CAP. It will include the following:

· name and clinical location of your project

· why this is an important topic for your clinical area

· what your literature search revealed about the topic and the solution

· how you would specifically implement your project

· what future benefits this project could have on nursing


Be sure and present professionally, as if you were in front of a live audience. This means: well-groomed, including hair pulled back, minimal makeup/jewelry; maintains eye contact with camera; stands still/camera does not sway; speaks clearly and audibly; knowledgeable and confident about project

This video presentation is worth 10 points. See CAP Video Presentation grading rubric (in Brightspace) so you understand how points are allocated.

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