The Idaho Dedicated Education Unit Model: Cost-effective, High-Quality Education.

Author Affiliations: Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences (Dr Springer), Director (Dr Springer), and Assistant Professor (Mr Walker), School of Nursing, Boise State University
Nurse educator (Impact Factor: 0.67). 11/2012; 37(6):262-7. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e31826f2c4e
Source: PubMed


Faculty face many challenges in delivering clinical education, including faculty availability, the complexity of the faculty role, and limited clinical placements. Dedicated education units (DEUs) are being explored as alternatives to traditional clinical placement models. The authors describe the successful development of a DEU that resulted in positive student outcomes at reduced cost to both the school and the medical center.

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