DEUs in the Changing Healthcare World

The Portland DEU model has received national interest from nursing education programs and healthcare facilities that want to implement DEUs at their site. With relatively little professional development, nursing programs that vary in curricular structure, State Board of Nursing requirements, and procedures for placing students in clinical sites have replicated the Portland DEU model. The DEU model has been adapted to various healthcare settings across the nation including medical/surgical, pediatrics, oncology, neurology, mental health, child and adolescent mental health, orthopedics, hospice, and post-acute care. 

Example of our conceptual model in a post-acute care setting.

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University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798