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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182794
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Dedicated Education Unit: A Creative Partnership That Bridges Education and Practice
Author(s):
Fahy, Cynthia; Johnson, Kristi
Author Details:
Cynthia Fahy, RN, BSN, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: cynthia.fahy@va.gov; Kristi Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: As the nurse-educator shortage worsens, the need to re-think education strategies for nursing students emerges (Bechtel, Davidhizar & Bradshaw, 1999). A medical center and a baccalaureate nursing program developed a creative community partnership between nurse-clinicians and academics in the opening of a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) on a hospital acute-care medicine floor. Using this new and innovative DEU model for nursing education, the unit provides an enhanced clinical learning experience for nursing students. Unlike a preceptor model, staff nurses learn about education theory and processes as they assume the formal role of clinical instructor to students, using evidence-based teaching-learning strategies. During the medical center?s Magnet site survey, the DEU model served as an exemplar for several of the 14 forces of Magnetism, and it was cited as one of the 4 best practice recommendations for expansion in the final survey report. The DEU model has positively impacted the nursing staff in multiple aspects. Significant professional growth and development opportunities resulted from this innovative academic-service partnership, including: improved nursing autonomy, shared governance decision-making, personal and professional reflection on own image of nurses-as-teachers, state board approved appointment as adjunct university faculty, and proud awareness of individual contribution in teaching the next generation of nurses. Within the DEU model, both the clinical instructors and the nursing students experience the value of personal and professional reflection using a 360 degree evaluation process. The DEU has served as a catalyst to move nurses to higher levels of professional practice and career satisfaction. References: Bechtel, G. A., Davidhizar, R., & Bradshaw, M. J. (1999, April). Problem-based learning in a competency-based world. Nurse Education Today, 19, 182-187.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Dedicated Education Unit: A Creative Partnership That Bridges Education and Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFahy, Cynthiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Kristien_US
dc.author.detailsCynthia Fahy, RN, BSN, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: cynthia.fahy@va.gov; Kristi Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182794-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: As the nurse-educator shortage worsens, the need to re-think education strategies for nursing students emerges (Bechtel, Davidhizar & Bradshaw, 1999). A medical center and a baccalaureate nursing program developed a creative community partnership between nurse-clinicians and academics in the opening of a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) on a hospital acute-care medicine floor. Using this new and innovative DEU model for nursing education, the unit provides an enhanced clinical learning experience for nursing students. Unlike a preceptor model, staff nurses learn about education theory and processes as they assume the formal role of clinical instructor to students, using evidence-based teaching-learning strategies. During the medical center?s Magnet site survey, the DEU model served as an exemplar for several of the 14 forces of Magnetism, and it was cited as one of the 4 best practice recommendations for expansion in the final survey report. The DEU model has positively impacted the nursing staff in multiple aspects. Significant professional growth and development opportunities resulted from this innovative academic-service partnership, including: improved nursing autonomy, shared governance decision-making, personal and professional reflection on own image of nurses-as-teachers, state board approved appointment as adjunct university faculty, and proud awareness of individual contribution in teaching the next generation of nurses. Within the DEU model, both the clinical instructors and the nursing students experience the value of personal and professional reflection using a 360 degree evaluation process. The DEU has served as a catalyst to move nurses to higher levels of professional practice and career satisfaction. References: Bechtel, G. A., Davidhizar, R., & Bradshaw, M. J. (1999, April). Problem-based learning in a competency-based world. Nurse Education Today, 19, 182-187.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:40:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:40:23Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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