ArticleBuilding a Baccalaureate Community Nursing Curriculum Using a Participatory Evaluation ApproachOlinzock, Barbara J. EdD, RN; Kruger, Barbara J. PhD, MPH, RN; Wilburn, Sharon T. PhD; Wilburn, Kenneth T. PhD; Roush, Connie PhD, RNAuthor Information Author Affiliations: School of Nursing (Drs Olinzock, Kruger, and Roush), Department of Public Health (Dr S.T. Wilburn), Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville; and Department of Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology, College of Education and Human Service (Dr K.T. Wilburn), University of North Florida, Jacksonville. Corresponding author: Barbara J. Olinzock, EdD, RN, School of Nursing, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, I UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 ([email protected]). The Health Care Manager: January 2009 - Volume 28 - Issue 1 - p 58-64 doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e318196de9e Buy Metrics Abstract The University of North Florida School of Nursing used a participatory approach to develop a community-based and community-focused curriculum that engaged students, faculty, and community stakeholders. This Home-base Model evolved over 6 years, building inductively using a continuous quality improvement process. We describe the formative evaluation process, the strategies used to engage the key stakeholders, and identify the benefits leading to the sustainability of the Home-base Model. A plan for external evaluation is in progress, building on existing stakeholder involvement and focusing on outcomes. The development of the Home-base Model is offered as an exemplar of how a participatory approach can build community nursing curricula that are consistent with community-driven agendas. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.