East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Nursing and one of our clinical partners, Pocono Medical Center, are pleased with the development of The Dedicated Educational Unit (DEU).
The DEU is a clinical setting that is developed into an optimal teaching/learning environment through the collaborative efforts of nurses, health care team members, management and faculty.
It is designed to provide students with a positive clinical learning environment that maximizes the achievement of student learning outcomes by capitalizing on the expertise of both nurses and faculty. Students are integrated into the workplace in a way that allows them to be an integral part of the workflow and culture so they experience a realistic picture of nursing practice.
At the same time the DEU provides an opportunity for nurses to stay fresh and motivated in their roles as mentors and role models, and a way for faculty to remain grounded in current clinical reality.