Education Models in the Hospital Setting

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  • Specializes in OR RN Circulator, Scrub; Management. Has 22 years experience.

I am reaching out for any type of examples of the model used at your facility.

  • Centralized or unit based educators
  • How many educators and FTEs allowed in education and how was it determined
  • Do you have a staffing grid for your education department

Thank you so much in advance if you have the time to respond!

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

I'm with a large multi-state system. All of our facilities (except the smallest ones) have a hybrid model, with central FTE's to manage 'all facility' activities such as clinical orientation, Preceptor training, BLS, ACLS, administer the LMS, etc... and unit-based educators to manage service-line specific activities. The unit-based educators are generally

I developed a (very simple) education productivity system that most of the larger facilities use... the unit of service is 'contact hours' (could be in a classroom, one-on-one, online learning, self-study module completed, etc) and our target is

We don't have a set ratio of educator per staff member. Rather, we have data to calculate the 'value' of each position (by analyzing the units of service produced by that educator). When we can show that a position can produce a lot more value than it costs... that is the key!!

My advice - focus most of your efforts on creating a 'business plan' for education... outlining exactly how you are going to support the strategic goals of the organization. Once you can prove that you have achieved those effective outcomes, the FTEs will come. And of course, make sure you have a lot of flashy graphics in your presentations for the execs - LOL.

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Specializes in cardiac, ICU, education. Has 18 years experience.
I developed a (very simple) education productivity system that most of the larger facilities use... the unit of service is 'contact hours' (could be in a classroom, one-on-one, online learning, self-study module completed, etc) and our target is

That is great HouTX. You should write it up and publish your idea. Nursing Economics or JANA would love to hear ideas on making SD cost effective.