Benefits, Challenges and Considerations to Academic-Practice Partnerships in Implementing and Utilizing a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Model of Clinical Education

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602794
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Benefits, Challenges and Considerations to Academic-Practice Partnerships in Implementing and Utilizing a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Model of Clinical Education
Author(s):
Jakubowski, Tami L.; Keating, Stacen A.; Keating, Stacen A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Nu
Author Details:
Tami L. Jakubowski, RN, CPNP-PC, CSN, jakubowski.t@gmercyu.edu; Stacen A. Keating, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: SIGMA THETA TAU ABSTRACT:  BIENNIAL CONVENTION NOV 2015 Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the benefits, challenges, and costs to academic-practice partnerships in implementing and utilizing a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model of clinical education.  Methodology: A systematic literature search was conducted using bibliographic databases, academic journals, and ancestry searching.  Additional sources of information were found on The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Practice Partnership and University of Portland Dedicated Education Unit databases.  Search terms included dedicated education unit, academic-clinical partnerships, and academic practice partnership.  The approach involved data analysis using a systematic iterative process.   The authors went back and forth to analyze and interpret text and to categorize data.  Notes were compiled regarding insights gathered during data collection.  Data and notes were reviewed to answer the specific IR question: What is known about the benefits, challenges and costs associated with academic-practice partnerships that utilize a DEU for undergraduate clinical nursing education?  From the data, major themes and categories were developed regarding the benefits, challenges, and costs to academic-practice partnerships in implementing and utilizing a DEU model of clinical education. Results:   Significant benefits, challenges, and costs of implementing a DEU to academic-practice partnerships were identified in this integrative review.  Benefits included enhanced communication between the academic school of nursing and clinical agency, an environment with more productive and efficient use of learning time, and increased student exposure to skills and clinical practice without increasing clinical hours.  In addition, students learned teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, and independent problem solving.  This arrangement may impact future nursing student enrollment capacity and clinical capacity. Conclusion: This integrative review showed that there are a number of benefits, challenges, and costs related to implementing DEU’s.  Overall satisfaction appears high with the DEU model both in terms of student, staff nurse and faculty perceptions. The DEU has may have the potential to increase nursing faculty capacity and could be a possible factor in efforts to enhance the ability of schools of nursing to increase student enrollment as long as state regulations are taken into account. More collaborative research is needed especially in the area of cost implications to fully understand the impact of the DEU on the academic practice partnership.
Keywords:
dedicated education unit; academic-clinical partnership; Academic-practice partnership
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.40
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleBenefits, Challenges and Considerations to Academic-Practice Partnerships in Implementing and Utilizing a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Model of Clinical Educationen
dc.contributor.authorJakubowski, Tami L.en
dc.contributor.authorKeating, Stacen A.en
dc.contributor.authorKeating, Stacen A.en
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Nuen
dc.author.detailsTami L. Jakubowski, RN, CPNP-PC, CSN, jakubowski.t@gmercyu.edu; Stacen A. Keating, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602794en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: SIGMA THETA TAU ABSTRACT:  BIENNIAL CONVENTION NOV 2015 Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the benefits, challenges, and costs to academic-practice partnerships in implementing and utilizing a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model of clinical education.  Methodology: A systematic literature search was conducted using bibliographic databases, academic journals, and ancestry searching.  Additional sources of information were found on The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Practice Partnership and University of Portland Dedicated Education Unit databases.  Search terms included dedicated education unit, academic-clinical partnerships, and academic practice partnership.  The approach involved data analysis using a systematic iterative process.   The authors went back and forth to analyze and interpret text and to categorize data.  Notes were compiled regarding insights gathered during data collection.  Data and notes were reviewed to answer the specific IR question: What is known about the benefits, challenges and costs associated with academic-practice partnerships that utilize a DEU for undergraduate clinical nursing education?  From the data, major themes and categories were developed regarding the benefits, challenges, and costs to academic-practice partnerships in implementing and utilizing a DEU model of clinical education. Results:   Significant benefits, challenges, and costs of implementing a DEU to academic-practice partnerships were identified in this integrative review.  Benefits included enhanced communication between the academic school of nursing and clinical agency, an environment with more productive and efficient use of learning time, and increased student exposure to skills and clinical practice without increasing clinical hours.  In addition, students learned teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, and independent problem solving.  This arrangement may impact future nursing student enrollment capacity and clinical capacity. Conclusion: This integrative review showed that there are a number of benefits, challenges, and costs related to implementing DEU’s.  Overall satisfaction appears high with the DEU model both in terms of student, staff nurse and faculty perceptions. The DEU has may have the potential to increase nursing faculty capacity and could be a possible factor in efforts to enhance the ability of schools of nursing to increase student enrollment as long as state regulations are taken into account. More collaborative research is needed especially in the area of cost implications to fully understand the impact of the DEU on the academic practice partnership.en
dc.subjectdedicated education uniten
dc.subjectacademic-clinical partnershipen
dc.subjectAcademic-practice partnershipen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:36:54Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:36:54Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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