Making a difference with combined community assessment and change projects

J Nurs Educ. 2007 Mar;46(3):132-4. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20070301-08.

Abstract

Nursing students value projects that enable them to make a difference in the lives of others. Two major group projects, assessment of an identified community and completion of a leadership change project, required during their last semester were combined to provide a meaningful experience for students. In addition to discussing ways to combine these projects, this article shares methods to build team cohesiveness.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Community Health Nursing / education*
  • Community Health Nursing / organization & administration
  • Community Health Planning / organization & administration*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / organization & administration*
  • Group Processes
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Kansas
  • Leadership*
  • Needs Assessment / organization & administration*
  • Nurse's Role / psychology
  • Nursing Assessment / organization & administration
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Students, Nursing / psychology
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration*