Dedicated Education Units Article Published Nationally

Released: 7/9/2012
Staff of BGMC’s 13 North celebrate the publication.

Congratulations to Jessica Castner, MS, RN, CEN; Diane Ceravolo, MS, RN: Barbara Tomasov, RN; and Kathleen Mariano, DNS, RN, CPNP. Their article entitled “Dedicated educational units: What’s the impact on patient satisfaction?” was published in the April issue of Nursing Management.

The dedicated educational units (DEU) model is an innovative way to train nursing students by integrating the college/university nursing faculty into the hospital setting so they are physically available to oversee students. The direct care nursing staff provides the student with direct supervision and “hands on” teaching of patient care.

“The DEU model benefits everyone,” said Diane Ceravolo, senior director of nursing practice, Kaleida Health. “Students come out better prepared to take on the complexities of patient care and navigate the healthcare system, and Kaleida Health is able to recruit nurses who have already been immersed in and understand the nursing culture and its day-to-day responsibilities.”

Kaleida Health is proud to have more dedicated educational units and more academic partners than any other healthcare system in Western New York.