2009-2010: Program Evaluation, Project Horizon. Process evaluation of a community outreach project of the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions.
Project Horizon is a community outreach project of the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Nurse-students are required to complete a one-year internship (fall/spring semester) in homeless shelters in the city of Hartford. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the impact the nurse-students have on the homeless population in the city of Hartford and, in turn, to assess the impact the experience has on the nurse-students. On-site observations, one-to-one and group discussions and interviews with nurse-students and program staff, and a review of program data and other materials and documentation were used for analyses of how well Project Horizon met its intended goals. See reports: “Preliminary Assessment” and “The Impact of Nurse-students on the Homeless and the Impact of the Homeless on the Nurse-students: An Evaluation of Project Horizon” Developed and helped facilitate implementation of a measurement tool (modification of measurement tool developed by George et al., 2007) to assess participatory action research conducted by the nurse-students. See measurement tool: “Appraisal of Participatory Research”