142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Developing Logic Model for Global Health Experience

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014

Huey-Shys Chen, RN, PhD, MCHES, FAAN , Department of Health Promotion, Outcomes, Systems, and Policy, College of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Globalization is a trend in nursing education. The International Nursing Visitor Program (INVP) was the first initiative to provide international nursing students with a global view to understand health care delivery system in the US. The purpose of this project is to introduce the Logic model in planning, implementation, and outcome evaluation for a global nursing education partnership program, INVP.


A logic model was developed for the INVP by the planning committee for the purpose of program planning, implementation, and evaluation. There were three phases of this project including, planning- program conceptualizing and design, implementation, and evaluation.


The INVP has been implemented for three years since 2011 and totally 48 Taiwanese students were involved. Senior nursing students from international partner university were invited to apply for the INVP program. To reach the objectives of the INVP program, 48 senior Taiwanese students were exposed in different learning experiences including in in-class learning, shadowing clinical experience, various health care delivery site visits, simulation lab, and cultural exploration. A Process evaluation, fidelity, outcome evaluation, student and faculty comments were used to assess the quality and effectiveness of program.  Evaluation results showed that the INVP was implemented with fidelity to their original intent and design.  Also, results indicated that all program objectives were met and students and faculty rated highly on the INVP.


The logic model framework can be used successfully in program planning, implantation, and evaluation and also can be a useful project management tool.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Explain the Logic model of the Global Health Experience. Discuss the issues for international partnership in nursing education.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a doctoral prepared nursing faculty with 15+ year experiences in graduate program teaching and research. I am the PI of this program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.