The Influence of the Dedicated Education Unit Clinical Model on Standardized Test Scores

Elizabeth A. Flott, Anne M. Schoening, Kandis McCafferty, Trisha Beiermann, Maribeth Hercinger

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Abstract

While the dedicated education unit (DEU) clinical model is being increasingly integrated into prelicensure nursing programs, a lack of research investigating objective measures of this model is evident. Standardized test scores were compared between students who had a DEU experience and those completing the same rotation in a traditional model. Although no statistically significant differences were noted, some scores were higher for students in the DEU model. Findings suggest the DEU does not negatively impact scores, making it a valid alternative to the traditional model. Further research is needed as few studies have investigated objective outcomes for the DEU model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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