Clinical/capstone in a dedicated education unit (DEU)?

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    Curious to know if any other student on here has or is doing their clinical and/or capstone in a DEU, would love to hear of your experience. I am slated to do both this semester in one.

    More info on DEUs for those of you that don't know what that is:

    http://thefutureofnursing.org/resour...ucation-unit-0
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    BUMP! I am hoping at least one person out there has done or is doing a DEU, thanks!
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    sounds great. why don't you do it and come back and tell us all about it? sounds like a lot of great skills to carry over to whatever you do, anywhere.
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    Yeah, apparently I am going to have to be the allnurses guinea pig for this
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    I did both my capstone and clinicals on DEUs during my BSN. My experience is that you receive more one on one experiences on DEUs. Also, you are able to have more freedom in skill performance and nursing judgement because the staff gets to know and trust in your abilities.

    I am actually doing my Masters right now and I am going to do research about DEUs for my thesis. Should be interesting.

    Hope this helps!
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    I did both my capstone and clinicals on DEUs during my BSN. My experience is that you receive more one on one experiences on DEUs. Also, you are able to have more freedom in skill performance and nursing judgement because the staff gets to know and trust in your abilities.

    I am actually doing my Masters right now and I am going to do research about DEUs for my thesis. Should be interesting.

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks for your insight, carney. Good to know that I will have some good 1:1 experience (although in my particular DEU, I am sharing my preceptor with another student at the same time, so not sure if we are going to be shadowing her simultaneously). I don't start my clinical until next week so I don't know how this is all going to go. If we do well, there is a possibility that we could be hired on as a nurse on the same unit after graduation.

    I will be happy to share in my experience later on if that will help you in your research, feel free to let me know. I am pretty excited about it all.


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