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Defining Roles and Expectations for Faculty, Nurses, and Students in a Dedicated Education Unit

Rusch, Lorraine, PhD, RN; Beiermann, Trisha, MSN, RN; Schoening, Anne, M., PhD, RN, CNE; Slone, Cindy, EdD, RN; Flott, Beth, EdD, RN; Manz, Julie, PhD, RN; Miller, Jacque, MSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000397
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The dedicated education unit (DEU) model of clinical nursing education is an innovative, evidence-based model for creating a more effective learning environment. Although nursing programs have used this model for years, the literature provides minimal direction to assist faculty in transitioning from traditional clinical teaching to the DEU model. This article reports the development and evaluation of 2 resources to help all involved understand teaching roles and desired learning outcomes in the DEU model.

Author Affiliations: Assistant Professors (Dr Rusch, Ms Beiermann, Dr Slone, Dr Flott, and Ms Miller); Associate Professor, DEU Project Director (Dr Schoening); and Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Chair (Dr Manz), Creighton University College of Nursing Omaha, Nebraska.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Corresponding Author: Dr Rusch, Creighton University College of Nursing, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178 (

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Accepted for publication: April 18, 2017

Published ahead of print: May 30, 2017

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