DEU News

DEU clinical instructors.

From the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York website:

This year, the Visiting Nursing Association, in collaboration with the UB School of Nursing, instituted the first home health Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) in the area! 

Robin Brown, BSN, RN, manager of clinical outreach and practice transitions, embraced the idea of a home health DEU. Her goal has been to broaden the exposure of nursing students to home health nursing and to use the DEU model as well as the capstone experience as a means to identify students who would be a good fit for our new graduate nurse residency program. 

These students pair with a preceptor two times a week, for five weeks in an effort to use and build their skills as they learn how dynamic and rewarding a career in home care can be.

So far (October 2019), 14 RNs have completed specialized training that allows them to function as a clinical instructor in the VNA DEU.