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Transforming the Role of the Clinical Faculty Coordinator in the Dedicated Education Unit

Auxier, Nicole; Simpson, Holly

doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000263

The dedicated education unit (DEU) clinical education model has been identified nationally as an innovative model for clinical nursing education. This article identifies the core values of the DEU clinical faculty coordinator role and describes the transformation of this role across three clinical models. The role has been adapted to fit the needs of acute care, post-acute care, and community nursing DEU models, meeting the needs of the clinical educational environment and clinical staff as well as student learning outcomes.

About the Authors Nicole Auxier, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor and undergraduate curriculum chair, University of Portland School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon. Holly Simpson, MS, RN, CNE, is an instructor and clinical faculty at University of Portland School of Nursing. The authors acknowledge Larizza Limjuco Woodruff, Barbara Braband, and Lori Chorpenning for their guidance in the creation of this article. For more information, contact Dr. Auxier at

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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