School of Nursing Dedicated Education Units

The Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) is a clinical setting that is developed into an optimal teaching/learning environment through the collaborative efforts of nurses, healthcare team members, management, and faculty. It is designed to provide students with a positive clinical learning environment that maximizes the achievement of student learning outcomes by using proven teaching/learning strategies and by capitalizing on the expertise of both clinicians and faculty. Students are integrated into the workplace in a way that allows them to be an integral part of the workflow and culture, so they experience a realistic picture of nursing practice. At the same time, the DEU provides an opportunity for clinicians to stay fresh and motivated in their roles as mentors and role models and a way for faculty to remain grounded in current clinical reality.


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DEU Overview and History

The Dedicated Education Unit model has a long history of demonstrated success of improving clinical education and academic-practice partner relationships.

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DEUs in the Changing Healthcare World

DEUs are a proven solution for meeting the demand to practice at the top of licensure in the changing healthcare system.

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What Can DEUs Do For You?

DEUs enable schools of nursing to improve clinical education and expand enrollment, while nurses in the healthcare agencies advance their practice.

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