School of Nursing

Dedicated Education Unit Toolkit

This toolkit is intended for academic and practice partners interested in pursuing the dedicated education unit (DEU) teaching-learning model. The purpose of the toolkit is to provide information about effective planning and implementation strategies for initiating and fostering thriving DEUs.

The formulation of this toolkit has been a joint venture between the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing (UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing), Methodist Healthcare System (MHS), and the South Texas Veteran’s Health Care System-Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital (STVHCS). The three well-established partners have successfully utilized  DEUs for specified clinical courses consistently since 2011, and believe that other academic-practice partnerships may benefit from the successful process that has been developed.