Using Experienced Clinicians to Facilitate Clinical Education
Dedicated education units (DEUs) teach nursing students how to provide professional, competent, and safe nursing care using staff nurses as educators and reduce the number of adjunct clinical faculty required by schools of nursing. The authors describe a collaborative clinical partnership between a pediatric healthcare system and a school of nursing to pilot the use of a DEU for one-on-one clinical education of students with expert pediatric nurses.
Ryan, C., Shabo, B., & Tatum, K. (2011). Using experienced clinicians to facilitate clinical education. Nurse Educator, 36(4), 165-170. doi:10.1097/NNE.0b013e31821fdbb2.