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Keywords:

  • community health nursing;
  • community organizing;
  • nursing model;
  • community competence;
  • community partnership;
  • empowerment;
  • cultural responsiveness

Community health nursing has the potential to reach beyond the individual and create interventions that affect the community as a whole. The Nursing Model of Community Organization for Change presented in this article describes the relationships among the concepts of empowerment, partnership, participation, cultural responsiveness, and community competence within a community organizing context. These concepts are implemented through the use of the Nursing Model of Community Organization for Change, which consists of four phases: assessment/reassessment, planning/design, implementation, and evaluation/dissemination. This nursing model provides a theoretical framework for community health professionals when creating community health interventions in partnership with community members.