University of North Florida Pilot Evaluation Project
AACN and the CDC Academic Partnership Project is pleased to announce University of North Florida School of Nursing awardee for the pilot evaluation project to increase the evidence base in the impact of academic/practice partnerships in public/population health.
The small grants are intended to support primary and secondary data analysis focused on the impacts of selected interventions undertaken as part of an existing academic/practice partnership that involves an academic partner together with a public health or population health focused community partner and/or a local health department. See below for a summary overview of their pilot evaluation project.
Overview of Evaluation
Development of Student and Faculty Instruments to Measure Impact of the UNF Home-base Model Community Service-Learning Curriculum
The purpose of this project is to refine, psychometrically test, and pilot five data collection instruments to measure impact of service-learning among students and faculty. The impact evaluation is guided by a Logic Model developed by faculty, students, and community partners. Data collection instruments have been drafted after extensive review of the literature. Students, faculty, and community partners will rank survey items and rate item relevance, clarity, and understandability. Data collection tools will then be pilot tested with faculty and students. Instruments include quantitative and qualitative measures: 1) student satisfaction with service-learning / clinical courses, 2) student satisfaction with community agency partner, 3) student learning outcomes (health promotion, nursing role, determinants of health, partnering, and knowledge of community),4) faculty-partner assessment of readiness to partner, and 5) faculty outcome assessment. Five additional instruments have been identified to measure processes and outcomes among partners and clients and will be developed and tested at a later time with eventual application to a comprehensive impact evaluation across all stakeholders.
Barbara J. Kruger, PhD, MPH, RN, Associate Professor, UNF, School of Nursing
Edessa C. Jobli, MD, MPH, Evaluation Specialist